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Learn "Kitchen Girl" on Cello or 5-String Fiddle (Oldtime Reel from CTL):



Location: R31

Instructor: ADAMS[C]

Style: Oldtime

"Kitchen Girl" is a dramatic oldtime tune on our Common Tune List (CTL). Collected in 1966 from influential Virginia fiddler Henry Reed by fiddler and folklorist Alan Jabbour, who popularized the melody on the Hollow Rock String Band's 1967 recording (get it!). Fiddler Bill Hicks points out that "kitchen girl" was often a term used for a female slave who worked in the kitchen. Kitchen dances were a fixture of rural American life and may have been the inspiration for the title.

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