Sally Sloane's Set Tune

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T:Sally Sloane's Set Tune
T:La Fantase, Charles d'Albert, C1855
% NFF Book 2014
S:collected from Sally Sloane
S:collected by the Bush Music Club
S:from the playing of Jamie Carlin
Z:transcribed by David Johnson
H:Pop Hollan's Jig is another version of this tune collected in Australia.
N:I learnt the tune from Jamie Carlin, one of the stalwarts of the
N:Bush Music Club when I first went.  We were performing at Australiana
N:Village near Sydney one Sunday and Jamie remembered it and played
N:it when I asked if he knew any of Sally's tunes.  Sally was a life
N:member of the BMC in recognition of her immense contribution to
N:Australian folk music.  A formidable woman who showed me once, quite
N:forcefully, how to do the varsovienna. I have a copy of Sally playing
N:the tune in Meredith's first collection from the National Library.
N:They couldn't find it presumably because the name you used is not
N:as Meredith named it. Sally played it for a figure of one of the
N:quadrilles so he just noted it as a "set tune". It is on cassette
N:and it will take some time to locate it and transfer it for you.
N:[I have just gone to check the index of the collection and it is
N:listed on tape 14 A Item 3 as "Set Tune". I have handwritten on
N:this that it is "just as Jamie played it". The index doesn't specify
N:what instrument she played (She was adept on fiddle, box, whistle,
N:and I think concertina though she didn't have one)] It is interesting
N:to note that in your recording and music the triplets in the first
N:two bars which are eminently suited to box players and awkward on
N:the fiddle have been adapted to suit the fiddle and yet played on
N:the box. Ah, the folk process.
N:I have included a pdf and abc file of the tune as I know it.
N:Dave Johnson
O:Australia, NSW, Lithgow
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|:"D"A3 "A7"GFG|"D"A3 "A7"GFG|"D"AFA dcd|fef fed|
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Sally Sloane's Set Tune - played by Greg O'Leary

Additional Information

Additional information may be available on the following people or organisations associated with the collection of this tune:
| Bush Music Club | David Johnson | Jamie Carlin | Sally Sloane |