Slow Jam Practice Tunes

Here be listings/links to tunes taught at slow jams in Vermont and New Hampshire, generally appropriate for beginner to intermediate level musicians and/or favorites of the particular slow jam. Tunes are listed alphabetically for each jam.

Green Star Slow Jam with Sarah Hotchkiss (Contact Sarah for information about this jam.)

A Fig for a Kiss
Arkansas Traveler
Chase me Charlie
Da Caald Nights O’ Winter
Devil Eat the Groundhog
Dollar Polka
Gånglåt från Vigelsjö
Kenny’s Ginger Beer
Georgia Railroad
The Holly Tree (Y Gelynnen)
John Allan Cameron’s Jig
John Lover’s Gone
Kerry Sunset Waltz
Mairi’s Wedding
Off She Goes
Priest in His Boots
Queen’s Dream
Rachel Dafydd Ifan
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Sackett’s Harbor
Sandy Boys — aka Quail is a Pretty Bird
Sheeps Wool — aka La Laine des Mouton
Theresa’s Waltz
Tombigbee Waltz
Waiting for the Boatsman

The Seven Stars Arts Center All-Comers Slow Jam with Emerson Gale (Contact Emerson  for information about this jam.)

Angeline the Baker
The Ash Grove
Coleman’s March
Flowers of Edinburgh
Gaspé Reel
Hens Feet & Carrots
Mairi’s Wedding
Maison de Glace
Old Joe Clark
Over the Waterfall
Pays de Haut
Rakes of Mallow
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Swallowtail Jig

Burlington and Beyond Slow Jam (Contact Danielle  for information about these jams.)

A Man’s a Man for a’ That
Angeline the Baker
Chase Me Charlie
Georgia Railroad
Kings of Kerry slide
Mairi’s Wedding
Minstrel’s Strain
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Rocking the Baby
Swallowtail Jig

Montpelier Slow Jam with Susan Reid, Gretta and Jacob Stone (Contact Jacob for information about these jams.)

NOTE: Most of the tunes below are linked to their pages on this site, but a few, mostly songs, appear in black type and are not links, mainly because this site focuses primarily on instrumental  tunes, rather than on sung music, songs.  No value judgement is intended.  Both genres are wonderful.

100 Pipers
A Boy’s Lament for his Dragon
Amazing Grace G
Angeline the Baker
A Riverboat’s Gone
Auld Lang Syn
Birds at the Feeder
Blind Mary
Britches Full of Stitches
Buffalo Gals (G)
The Butterfly
Coleman’s March
Come By the Hills (D)
Dark as a Dungeon
Diamonds and Rust E
Dixon County Blues
Faeroe Rum
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Flop Eared Mule
Franco-American Reel
Front de Boeuf
Frank’s Reel
Georgia Railroad
Gianna’s G Tune (Susan’s very recent creation!)
Girl I Left Behind Me
Golden Slippers
Hen’s Feet & Carrots
High Clouds
Hobo’s Lullaby G (song)
Home on the Range (G)
Hunt the Squirrel
If I Had a Hammer G
If I had a Mouse I would Feed Him Chocolate
In the Great Room
I Walk the Line D
Jack Broke da Prison Door
Jamie Allen
Kællingens Kat
La Bastringue
Lay Down Your Weary Tune G
Loch Lomond
L’Oiseau Bleu
Lucy Farr’s Barn Dance
Maggie West’s Waltz
Mairi’s Wedding
Merry Blacksmith
Midnight on the Water
Minstrel Boy (G)
Morpeth Rant
My Cape Breton Home
Old Joe Clark
One Hundred Pipers
The Orphan
Out on the Ocean
Over the Waterfall
Paddy on the Handcar
Paradise D
Pays de Haut
Planxty Fanny Power
Quail is a Pretty Bird
Red Haired Boy
Red River Valley
Reel de Montreal
Rights of Man
Ripple G
Riverboat’s Gone (A Riverboat’s Gone)
Road to Boston
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Rosebud of Allenvale
Saint John River Waltz
Scollay’s Reel
Scotland the Brave
Shenandoah Falls
Shove that Pigs Foot a Little Further in the Fire
Silver SpearSoldier’s Joy
Soldier’s Joy
Sourwood Mountain (G)
Speed the Plough
Spoon River (D)
Spotted Pony
Staten Island Hornpipe
Strawberries and Raspberries (G)
Sun Wakes Up
Swallowtail Jig
Take it Out Back (G)
Tennessee Waltz
Tippin’ Back the Corn
Tobin’s Favorite Jig
Tombigbee Waltz
Tom Dooley G
Union Street Session
Waiting for the Boatsman
Walk Right In C
Waltzing Matilda
Wayfaring Stranger (Em)
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Wild Mountain Thyme
Will the Circle be Unbroken (G)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken G
Wind that Shakes the Barley

UVMC Slow Jams Lebanon, NH, Upper Valley area (Website)

Angelina Baker
Arkansas Traveler
Ashokan Farewell
Boda Waltz
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
Coleman’s March
Da Slockit Light
Donkey Riding
Father Kelly’s
Kitchen Girl
Maison de Glace
My Cape Breton Home
My Darling Asleep
Over the Waterfall
Red Haired Boy
Road to Boston
Road to Lisdoonvarna
Sandy Boys
Scollay’s Reel
Spotted Pony
Swallowtail Jig