Tumbledown Switchback/John Brain's/Hunter House

Pam Weeks
P. Weeks/trad./E. Reavey


"Tumbledown Switchback" is another tune inspired by Tumbledown Mountain. A switchback is when the trail suddenly doubles back almost on itself for a short distance, usually to avoid a major obstacle. The more challenging trail up Tumbledown is full of them. I love Doreen Conboy's bass licks on this tune! 'John Brain's' is an Irish tune with many other names, among them'Conlon's' and 'The Funny'. 'Hunter House' is a classic written by Ed Reavey. You can read the sheet music for 'Tumbledown Switchback' here.

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