Audio Recordings New Castle
About this Item
- New Castle
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, October 28, 1967
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: A
- - Compass: 8
- - Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r-1r-2
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Newcastle."
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-3)
- - Phrase Structure: ABA'C QRC (abcd ab'ef qrr'b'ef)
- - Spoken: [before tune]/HENRY REED: . . . play it on the fiddle and I had to pick it on the banjo and there wasn't a banjo picker in the bunch./ALAN JABBOUR: Who was it?/HENRY REED: Carr boys./ALAN JABBOUR: In Monroe?/HENRY REED: Yeah. There was three of them: Ball
- - Recording chronology: 167
- - Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds
- - No variants can be cited for this irregular and beautiful tune. Henry Reed once called it "Texas" (AFS 13035b08), but during this later performance he was certain that the title was "New Castle," after the county seat of nearby Craig County, Virginia. The Hollow Rock String Band learned the tune from Henry Reed under the title "Texas," and gave the tune some wider circulation in the old-time music revival in the later twentieth century.The discussion preceding Henry Reed's performance contains interesting comments on "Jawbones," "Shoes and Stockings," and Quince Dillion, as well as a discussion of Henry Reed's role as a participant in these tune-teaching sessions and reflections on how he recalls tunes.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B15
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. New Castle. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000236/. (Accessed August 24, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1967) New Castle. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000236/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. New Castle. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000236/>.