Here’s another from Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers…
I’ve been sharing some old Mac Beattie tunes here and they’re so wonderful I’d like to continue for a while. Here’s Madawaska Valley, from 1969.
Here’s Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers… I would have loved to have seen this band live!
We’re just a few days away from Canada Day 150 so let’s celebrate by featuring one of our great fiddlers, the late Reg Hill. I could listen to that one all day. Here’s another of his compositions, The Madawaska River Breakdown… For 25 years, Reg… Read More
I stumbled across this gem and thought I’d share it. It’s Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers performing Snowmobiles.
Time for a fix of music from the Ottawa Valley featuring Mac Beattie and his Melodiers. Here’s Little Shack up the Pontiac…. Here’s one I’ve shared before – but it’s so good it deserves to played over and over again – Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dream… Read More
Time for some Canadian Old Time music. Here’s a few selections by Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers. Join me in my time machine. We’re going to the Ottawa Valley in the days of the log drives. The Log Driver’s Song A Little Shack… Read More
I was talking with my friend (and current houseguest) Anthony yesterday about Wade Hemsworth and how a couple of his tunes, such as the Long Driver’s Waltz and the Blackfly Song seem like they have been part of the Canadian experience for a very long… Read More
This tune by Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers is all about the 1942 train wreck at Almonte Ontarie, when a train transporting Canadian troops drove into an Ottawa-bound passenger train that was waiting at the station.
On the eve of Canada Day I’d like to feature a video I’ve shared before (it’s one of my faves!) – The Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dream by Mac Beattie and his Melodiers, featuring the great Reg Hill on fiddle. Canada has a great fiddle tradition… Read More