Crooked Hurricane, The


My good friend Cindy Polo made this tune and dedicated it to another friend, Randy Bridgman. I enjoyed playing this tune with Cindy and Gabriel Donohue. In Cindy's own words, she tells us about 'The Crooked Hurricane':

'What else to do while the power is out in the middle of a hurricane? Fiddle and fiddle! I composed this tune as Hurricane Irene battered eastern North Carolina in 2011. The hurricane did not travel as expected. Its unusual pattern of travel was described as crooked. The tune too is crooked in the style of some Canadian fiddle tunes. I dedicate the jig to my friend Randy Bridgman, a native of Newfoundland. This tune is also crooked, somewhat like the shape of many of the trees in my garden when the storm subsided.'


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Polo, Cynthia Keane (fiddle) (composer), Connolly, Séamus (fiddle), and Donohue, Gabriel (piano), “The Crooked Hurricane,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 24, 2024,