Posted on | January 6, 2012 | by Vince Janoski | No Comments
This episode’s tune is “The Lassie Lost Her Crinoline.” This small reel is like many of the early 20th century: Lots of open rhythm with quick top hand/low hand dynamics and a nice swing. The tune has got one of those great off-color titles common of the period that involves ladies and some suggestive situation. Perhaps today, we might substitute “crinoline” with “lingerie.”
For those who may not know, a crinoline is the stiff lacey underskirt lining of a lady’s dress. It was styled to give the poofiness to the poofy skirts that were the style of the late 19th, early 20th century. Crinolines were probably as common in Victorian England and Scotland as brassieres are today, so the act of losing one suggested all kinds of tawdry things. Listen to the podcast for more background and playing of the score, which you can download or view at the link and image below.