Dog is a downstate Illinois tune collected byGarry
from the playing of Howard Sims, then 80 years old. Fiddler Lynn
"Chirps" Smith was involved in the collecting project and in 1994
recorded the tune on his albumMidwestern Harvest.
it this march at a late night session at the Palestine Old-Time and
Dulcimer Festival in Texas while playing withMark GilstonandStephen
dulcimers. It was clear at the time that Stump-Tail Dog would make
a great Anglo concertina tune so I got together with fiddler Paul
Friedman back home here in Brooklyn and we tried it
the button above to listen to an mp3 of back to back clips from
Chirps’ CD, the Texas session and Paul’s living room.