Old Time Music

Unknown Tune Page 32

This is a tune from David R. Hamblen (1809 – 1893), also known as “Boys of Oak Hill” and “Twin Sisters.” The earliest printing in America is in Knauff’s Virginia Reels (1839) under the name of “The Two Sisters.” It is unclear whether it was originally an Irish tune or one sent to Ireland from America. We chose to include a hammered dulcimer because it was being paired with fiddle in New York and Great Lakes area before 1850. (Gifford) Chris fiddle: adae Bob Bellamy on Dulcimer
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