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Billy in the Lowground

This tune has been recorded all kinds of ways. Here’s a swanky bluegrass version by Chris Thile and Michael Daves…this one is for the guitar pickers and mandolin freaks out there. Here’s a more old-timey version played by Art Rosenbaum, Beverly Smith and and Erica… Read More

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Down the River I go

Here are Cathy Barton and Dave Para performing Down the River I go at the 29th Annual Lupus Chilifest, October 16, 2010. I found this on the YouTuber. I love the exuberance of this performance. Cathy Barton’s banjo bounces along like a boat shooting a… Read More

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Star of Logy Bay

Back when I was playing a lot of button accordion, and hadn’t yet fallen hard for clawhammer banjo, I did a little busking in places like Kensington and St. Lawrence Markets. I played a hodgepodge of material, squeezebox music from various countries. I think the… Read More

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Tempy wants a $9 shawl….

….and I wish I was a mole in the ground. Let’s have a listen to Bob Neuwirth and Eliza Carthy… This performance also features Kate and Anna McGarrigle on banjo and button accordion.  I stumbled across this performance on the YouTuber and it stopped me… Read More

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Election Coverage

It seems the election coverage has been ramping up since the Labour Day weekend, as if the real campaign has only just begun. So far only one of the candidates in my area has been around to try to convince me to vote for him… Read More