Crystal Schottische


Here is another tune from the playing of Leizime Brusoe. Paul Wells provided the name 'Crystal Schottische'. I sent the tape over to Séamus and Manus McGuire, two wonderful fiddle players, who gave graciously of their time to learn and perform it for this collection. Beautifully played, lads.

A book I have called Mellie Dunham's 50 Fiddlin' Dance Tunes, published by Carl Fischer in 1926, happens to include another version of this tune, called 'Old Times'. It was taken from the playing of Mellie Dunham, a fiddle player born in 1853 who lived in Norway, Maine.


Séamus Connolly
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McGuire, Séamus (fiddle), McGuire, Manus (fiddle), and O'Briain, Garry (mandocello), “Crystal Schottische,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 25, 2024,