Rhythm Rollers Northern Jam

Tunes for the 4th Sunday Rhythm Rollers Northern Jam
Every 4th Sunday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm (Except May, due to Folklife)

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Here are two great reels that will definitely be played at the next jam, Sunday, November 26, 2017

Johnny I Do Miss You / Canada Reel -- MP3

Johnny I Do Miss You -- Slow -- MP3

Canada Reel -- Slow - Slow -- MP3

Johnny I Do Miss You / Canada Reel -- Sheet Music

Scroll down to see and hear previous "tunes of the month."


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Previous Postings

Here's a list of all the tunes-of-the-month posted since the jam started in 2013.
Scroll down (latest first) to find mp3 files, fast and slow, and pdf sheet music.

2013
Reel Bijou / 24th of June (April)
Stick Jig / Old Woman Tossed Up (June)
Newlywed's Reel / Swing Away (July)
Camp Pleasant Jig / Bob's Own (August)
Le Diable Vert / Reel a Ti-Jean (October)
Flowers of Michigan / Kingsbury Reel (November)
Butcher's Row / Cecil MacEachern (December)

2014
Litton's Jig / Leaping Lulu (January)
The Flurry Jig / Kathy's Jig (February)
Jimmy In The Swamp / Granny Will Your Dog Bark (March)
Murray River Jig / Walking The Floor (April)
Miss Brown's Reel / Miss Gayton's Hornpipe (June)
Nancy's Jig / Mrs. Brennan's Jig (August)
Reel Lindergh / Reel des Esquimaux (September)
The Banks of Inverness / Balknap's March (October)
The Late Spring -- Farewell The Oughts (November)
Jessica's Polka -- Finnish Polka (December)

2015
The Scholar / Peter Street (January)
Father O'Flynn / The Champion (February)
Bottom of the Punchbowl / Jacky Tar (March)
The Curly Headed Ploughboy -- Leather Away the Wattle O (April)
Haley's Favorite / Trip To The Cottage (May)
Fancy Hornpipe / Sackett's Harbor (July)
The Irish Rosebud Waltz (September)
Quindaro Hornpipe / Dominion Reel (November)

2016
Padraig O'Keefe's / The Scartaglen Jig (January)
Fiery Clock Face / The One Horned Sheep (February)
The Gandy Dancer / Lardner's Reel (March)
Dale's Hornpipe / Cuckoo's Nest (April)
Sheehan's / Tune To Go With Sheehan's (May)
Patsy Geary's / The Peeler and the Goat (June)
Leventine's Barrel / Good For The Tongue (August)
Say No More / The Orphan (September)
Donnybrook Fair / Burke's Jig (October)
Taggert's Reel #3 / Kohlers' (November)

2017 The O'Donnell's Waltz (January)
Fasten The Leg In Her / Coleman's Cross (February)
Forester's / Spit Fire Reel (March)
Corn Rigs / Storrers (June)
Top of the Maol / Toormore Polka (August)
Whalen's Breakdown / Reel des oignons (September)
Sandy's Waltz (October)
Johnny I Do Miss You / Canada Reel (November)



The Archive (sorted newest to oldest)


In honor of Sandy Bradley and commemorating her recent award from CDSS, our tune of the month is Sandy's Waltz, composed by our late bandmate, Bob McQuillen. We'll definitely play it Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sandy's Waltz -- MP3

Sandy's Waltz -- Sheet Music


Here are two great reels that will definitely be played at the next jam, Sunday, September 24, 2017

Whalen's Breakdown / Reel des oignons -- MP3

Whalen's Breakdown - Slow -- MP3

Reel des oignons - Slow -- MP3

Whalen's Breakdown / Reel des oignons -- Sheet Music


Here are two great reels that will definitely be played at the next jam, Sunday, August 27, 2017

Top of the Maol / Toormore Polka -- MP3

Top of the Maol -- Slow -- MP3

Toormore Polka - Slow -- MP3

Top of the Maol -- Toormore Polka -- Sheet Music


Here are two great reels from Laurie & Cathie's vault of fine old tunes. These will definitely be played at the next jam, Sunday, June 25, 2017

Corn Rigs / Storrers -- MP3

Corn Rigs -- Slow -- MP3

Storrers -- Slow -- MP3

Corn Rigs / Storrers -- Sheet Music


Here are two classic New England chestnut reels that will definitely be played at the next jam, Sunday, March 26, 2017

Forester's Hornpipe / Spit-Fire Reel -- MP3

Forester's Hornpipe / Spit-Fire Reel -- Sheet Music


Here's a couple of Irish jigs that will definitely be played at the next jam, Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fasten The Leg In Her / Coleman's Cross -- MP3

Fasten the Leg in Her / Coleman's Cross -- Sheet Music


We've decided to start the new year with a great waltz composed by our dear departed friend and bandmate, Bob McQuillen. This track is from our CD with Mac, "Grand Right And Left." No need for a slow version of the waltz, which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

The O'Donnells' Waltz -- MP3

O'Donnell's Waltz -- Sheet Music


Here are two of our absolute favorite reels, with the audio from our CD "Grand Right And Left." These will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Taggart's Reel #3 / Kohlers' -- MP3

Taggart's Reel #3 / Kohlers' -- Sheet Music


Here are two classic jigs from the New England repertoire. These will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, October 22, 2016.

Donnybrook Fair / Burkes Jig -- MP3

Donnybrook Fair / Burke's Jig -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of reels composed by a couple of our pals. These will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.

Say No More / The Orphan-- MP3

Say No More - The Orphan -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of reels which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, August 28th, 2016.

Levantine's Barrel / Good For The Tongue-- MP3

Levantine's Barrel / Good for the Tongue -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of jigs which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Patsy Geary's / The Peeler and the Goat-- MP3

Patsy Geary's / The Peeler and the Goat -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of reels which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. Sheehan's is an old favorite in several traditions. WB composed Tune To Go With Sheehan's in 1994 as a companion.

Sheehan's / Tune To Go With Sheehan's -- MP3

Sheehan's / Tune To Go With Sheehan's -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of reels which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, April 24th, 2016. Dale's Hornpipe is an old favorite composed by Bob McQuillen; Cuckoo's Nest has travelled through several traditions and this is one version we like.

Dale's Hornpipe / Cuckoo's Nest -- MP3

Dale's Hornpipe / Cuckoo's Nest -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of fine New England tunes which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, March 27th, 2016. Both of these tunes are also found in the NE Fiddler's Repertoire tune book.

The Gandy Dancer / Lardner's Reel -- MP3

The Gandy Dancer / Lardner's Reel-- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of powerful jigs. These tunes will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, February 28, 2016. ALSO, we'll be playing the Kerry jigs from January again, so scroll down and check them out.

Fiery Clock Face / The One Horned Sheep.mp3 -- MP3

Fiery Clock Face / One Horned Sheep -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of jigs from the great playing of the brother and sister fiddle duo, Dennis Murphy and Julia Clifford from Country Kerry, Ireland. These tunes will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Here's the original source recording, from the the LP/CD "Star Above The Garter" with Dennis Murphy and Julia Clifford:
Padraig O'Keefe's -- The Scartaglen Jig -- MP3

Padraig O'Keefe's Slide -- The Scartaglen Jig -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of New England classic reels which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Scroll down to see and hear previous "tunes of the month."

Here are the tunes from our CD "Grand Right & Left" with the great Bob McQuillen on the piano.
This is a favorite medley we played with Mac for many years.

Quindaro Hornpipe / Dominion Reel -- MP3

Quindaro Hornpipe / Dominion Reel -- Sheet Music

Note: no "slow" version needed this time


Here is a lovely waltz WB learned from James Bryan at Fiddle Tunes 2008 which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Scroll down to see and hear previous "tunes of the month."

The Irish Rosebud Waltz -- MP3

The Irish Rosebud Waltz -- Sheet Music

Note: no "slow" version needed this time


Here are two tunes we've been playing for a long time which will definitely be played at our next session on Sunday, July 26, 2015

Scroll down to see and hear previous "tunes of the month."

Fancy Hornpipe / Sackett's Harbor -- MP3

Fancy Hornpipe / Sackett's Harbor -- Sheet Music


Here are two unusual jigs that are long-time RR favs, and they will definitely be played at the jam on Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Scroll down to see and hear previous "tunes of the month."

Haley's Favorite / Trip To The Cottage -- MP3

Haleys Favorite / Trip To The Cottage -- Sheet Music


Here are two reels we've been playing for a long time we, and they will definitely be played at the jam on Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Scroll down to see and hear previous "tunes of the month."

The Curly Headed Ploughboy -- Leather Away the Wattle O -- MP3

The Curly Headed Ploughboy -- Leather Away The Wattle O -- Sheet Music


Here are two reels we've been playing for a long time we, and they will definitely be played at the jam on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

We'll also be playing the jigs from last month and other tunes of previous months, so scroll down to see those.

Bottom of the Punchbowl / Jacky Tar -- MP3

Bottom of the Punchbowl / Jacky Tar -- Sheet Music


Here are two jigs we like that will definitely be played at the jam on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Father O’Flynn / The Champion -- MP3

Father O’Flynn / The Champion -- Sheet Music


Here are two Irish reels we like that will definitely be played at the jam on Sunday, January 25th, 2015

The Scholar / Peter Street -- MP3

The Scholar / Peter Street -- Sheet Music


Here are two favorite polkas which will definitely be played at the jam on Sunday, December 28, 2014

Jessica's Polka -- Finnish Polka -- MP3

Jessica's Polka -- Finnish Polka -- Sheet Music


Here are two reels composed by WB Reid. He hopes you like them, and these will definitely be played at the jam on Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Late Spring -- Farewell The Oughts -- MP3

The Late Spring -- Farewell The Oughts -- Sheet Music




Here are two old fashioned marches reels that definitely will be played at this month's jam on Sunday, October 26th, 2014.

The Banks of Inverness / Balknap's March -- MP3

Banks of Inverness/Belknap's March -- Sheet Music


Here are two Quebecois reels from the Quebec Pure Alain recording that definitely will be played at this month's jam on Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

Reel Lindergh / Reel des Esquimaux -- MP3

Reel Lindbergh / Reel des Esquimaux -- Sheet Music
Here are two jigs composed by Bob McQuillen which will definitely be played at this month's jam on Sunday, August 24th, 2014.

Nancy's Jig / Mrs. Brennan's Jig -- MP3

Nancy's Jig / Mrs Brennan's Jig -- Sheet Music


Here are two of our favorite reels which will definitely be played at this month's jam on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Miss Brown's Reel / Miss Gayton's Hornpipe -- MP3

Miss Brown's Reel / Miss Gayton's Hornpipe -- Sheet Music
Here are two of our favorite reels from north of the border which we recorded with Bob McQuillen on our CD, Grand Right & Left. These will definitely be played at this month's jam on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Murray River Jig / Walking The Floor -- MP3

Murray River Jig / Walking The Floor -- Sheet Music


Here are two great old Midwestern tunes, both from the great collection of R.P. Christensen, which we will definitely be played at this month's jam on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Jimmy In The Swamp / Granny Will Your Dog Bark -- MP3

Jimmy In The Swamp / Granny Will Your Dog Bite -- Sheet Music


This month's Jam on Sunday, February 23, 2014, is dedicated to our old pal, Bob McQuillen. Mac passed away at age 90 earlier this month. We'll do our best to play as many of his compositions as possible, and please request your personal favorites. Below is a medley of two jigs composed by Bob McQuillen. "Kathy's Jig" was composed for Kathy Anderson, after she let Bob know she didn't like jigs. "The Flurry Jig" was composed in 2002 after Mac attended the annual Dance Flurry back east.

We've added a bonus tune, "Olde Tyme Quadrille" which Laurie and Cathie recorded with Bob on the "Hand It Down" CD. One of our favorites.

We'll play these three tunes and a bunch more on 2/23/2014

The Flurry Jig / Kathy's Jig -- MP3

Olde Tyme Quadrille -- MP3

The Flurry Jig / Kathy's Jig -- Sheet Music

Olde Tyme Quadrille -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of two jigs the Rhythm Rollers have played for many years, which will definitely be played at the jam Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Litton's Jig / Leaping Lulu MP3

Litton's / Leaping Lulu -- Sheet Music




Here's a medley of two of our favorite reels which will definitely be played at the jam Sunday, December 22nd, 2013.

Butcher's Row / Cecil MacEachern MP4

Butcher's Row -- Sheet Music

Cecil MacEachern -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of two of our favorite reels which will definitely be played at the jam Sunday, November 24th, 2013.

Flowers of Michigan / Kingsbury Reel MP4

Flowers of Michigan -- Sheet Music

Kingsbury Reel -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of two of our favorite Quebecois reels which will definitely be played at the jam Sunday, October 27, 2013.

(these are held over from last month!)

Le Diable Vert / Reel a Ti-Jean MP3

Diable Vert / Reel a Ti-Jean -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of two of our favorite jigs which will definitely be played at the jam Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Camp Pleasant Jig was composed by Seattle's own Roy Marshall, honoring a special moment of home maintenance.
Bob's Own was composed by Bob McQuillen and can be found in Book 5 of Bob's tune books.

The mp3 recording of the medley is from the Rhythm Rollers' CD "Grand Right & Left" -- All Rights Reserved

Camp Pleasant Jig / Bob's Own MP3

Camp Pleasant Jig / Bob's Own -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of fine old New England tunes, which will definitely be played at the jam this Sunday, July 28, 2013 .

Newlywed's Reel / Swing Away MP3

Newlyweds Reel / Swing Away -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of jigs we like, and we'll definitely play them at the jam this Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Stick Jig / Old Woman Tossed Up MP3

Stick Jig / Old Woman Tossed Up -- Sheet Music


Here's a medley of two of our favorite Quebec tunes that we played Sunday, April 28, 2013.

The tunes are Reel Bijou and The 24th of June. Click on the links to hear the medley at a moderate pace, or each tune in "slow" mode.

Reel Bijou / 24th of June -- MP3