Along the River

"A great addition for your music book collection!"
- Folk Arts Center of New England

Along the River tune book cover


Along the River is an exciting collection of reels, jigs, waltzes, and other dance tunes written in the last twenty-five years by musicians of the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and southern Vermont.

The book is thoughtfully designed, with a spiral binding, alphabetical table of contents, clear, easy-to-read notation, and a 7x9 size that will allow it to fit in the accessory pocket of many instrument cases. Chord suggestions and a short anecdote from the composer are included with each tune. The book's introduction offers a short account of the development of the contradance music scene in the Connecticut River Valley, while the appendix includes composer biographies and a discography.

You can download a sample page and tune, Leaving The Island [314 KB], by Susan Conger in PDF format.

The Companion CD features many tunes from the book, recorded by Susan Conger and friends.     |     info at alongtheriver dot com