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Little Bird

We were living in a very Portuguese neighbourhood of Toronto. From time to time I would hear folk tunes wafting out of someone’s garage. Over near the flea market there was a guy who played on his front porch for passersby. He had a triple… Read More

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Bonaparte’s March

How many old time tunes have Bonaparte in the title? There’s Bonaparte’s Retreat, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, this one, which is Bonaparte’s March and maybe more. I love this tune; I love its relentlessness, its inevitability. This is Jack Antler – Ted Myerscough on guitar… Read More

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A tune with a few names

Here’s another tune from our practice session yesterday, this one with a special guest appearance towards the end from our Newfoundland dog George. I know this tune as Rachel, but it’s apparently also known in some places as the Texas Quickstep, the St. Louis Quickstep,… Read More

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Sandy Boys

My friend Ted and I had a “Jack Antler” practice session this afternoon and we took the opportunity to record a few tunes on video. Here is a version of a tune called Sandy Boys. I’ve heard this tune attributed to West Virginia fiddler Edden… Read More

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365 for fiddle lovers

Canadian fiddle great Patti Kusturok has embarked on another 365 days of fiddle tunes on YouTube! She did this previously in 2015. I’m really looking forward to a daily dose of Patti and her friends playing so many different tunes. Here are the first two.… Read More