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Fiddle Tunes of the North Country
John Kirk with Trish Miller, Ed Lowman, Sara Milonovich, Cedar Stanistreet, Mac Benford, Connie Hume, Mark Murphy, and Frank Orsini


TRACKS:
  1. Grey Eagle — John & Frank fiddles; Trish, guitar; Mac, banjo; Ed, bass

  2. Lovely Jean — John & Frank fiddles; Connie, flute; Trish, guitar; Ed, bass

  3. Lake Erie/Irishman’s Heart to the Ladies — John & Frank, fiddles; Trish, guitar; Ed, bass

  4. Grandfather’s Clock — Henry C. Work — Mac, banjo; John, guitar; Mark, bass

  5. Irish Breakdown — Cedar & Sara, fiddles; John, mandolin; Trish, guitar; Mac, banjo; Mark, bass (thanks to Dan Berggren for inspiring Cedar to teach this to us)

  6. Saratoga Hornpipe — Frank, fiddle; John, mandolin; Ed, guitar; Mac, banjo; Mark, bass (Frank taught us this, a good old Saratoga tune)

  7. A Curious Duet — Maestrino — Sara, fiddle; John, mandolin; the violin starts at one end of the music and the mandolin begins from the opposite end; then the whole piece is reversed and played through again

  8. Clara Polka — John, mandolin, fiddle; Trish, guitar; Ed, bass

  9. Julia’s Favorite — John, mandolin; Trish, guitar; Ed, bass

  10. Miller’s Reel/Opera Reel — Sara, fiddle; John, mandolin, piano; Trish, guitar; Mark, bass (for Len and Marjorie)

  11. Old Rosin the Bow — W. C. Peters — Sara, fiddle; John, guitar

  12. Chicken Reel — Ed, fiddle; John, guitar, banjo; Trish, feet

  13. Puzzle Waltz — Cedar, fiddle; John, mando; Trish, guitar; Mark, cello

  14. Money Musk/Wind that Shakes the Barley — John, Sara & Cedar, fiddles; Trish, guitar; Mac, banjo; Mark, bass

  15. Old Dog Tray — Stephen Foster — John, fiddle, piano; Sara, fiddle; Trish, guitar (Mac gave this to Marie Burns who got John to play for "Good Dog", Marie’s CD.)

  16. Tune the Old Cow Died On — John, Sara & Cedar; fiddles; Trish, guitar, feet; Mac, banjo; Ed, bass (let’s hear it for the herd)



 



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