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Grover Jones' Waltz

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The great Appalachian fiddle player Alan Jabbour recorded this tune for me with Ken Perlman on banjo and Pete Sutherland at the piano. Alan told me that Grover Jones loved to play this tune on his fiddle, and even when in the company of other…

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Waltzing Down the Aisle

09-04_Waltzing_Down_the_Aisle-Waltz.pdf
Another tune from the pen of Kathleen Boyle from Glasgow in Scotland. She wrote this waltz for her sister's wedding, for her to walk down the aisle to. Here we hear 'K.T.' beautifully playing her own composition on piano and piano accordion.

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Raven's Wing

08-18_Ravens_Wing-Waltz-Air.pdf
This track comes to us through the generosity of its composers, fiddle player Donna Hébert and guitarist Max Cohen. It is track number two on their CD In Full Bloom. Donna writes: 'My father passed away in early March 2008 while our band was…

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Just Because It's You

08-08_Just_Because_Its_You-Waltz.pdf
My dear friend Cindy Polo wrote this lovely tune in memory of her Dad. In her own words she tells us how it came to be: 'My first attempt at Irish fiddle playing was at a music camp in 2008, a violin novice, where I had the opportunity to learn from…

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Homecoming, The

07-17_The_Homecoming-Waltz.pdf
Kathleen Boyle, a great musician from Glasgow, composed this tune for her mother and father. They had returned home to County Donegal after living for forty-seven years in Scotland. Kathleen, who plays her composition on this track, travels back and…

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O'Carolan's (Number 174)

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Turlough O'Carolan's eighteenth-century compositions have attracted the attention of musicians all over the world. His music occupies a unique and permanent place in the repertoire of Irish traditional music. I learned this tune from the guitar…

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Summer's Waltz

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A beautiful waltz played by its composer, Eliza Mette, from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with Kimberley Fraser at the piano. Eliza made up this tune for her friend Summer, another young and talented musician. Eliza generously took the time (from doing her…

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Cruca Glás na hÉireann

03-06_Cruca_Glas_na_hEireann-Waltz.pdf
The music lives and breathes in the soul of Tara Lynch. Tara, daughter of Jerry Lynch (accordionist in the 1950s with the celebrated three-time All-Ireland champion Kilfenora Céilí Band), was born in New York. She learned her music from…

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Keith Corrigan's

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I learned this tune from accordionist Keith Corrigan. Keith had a wonderful repertoire of fine old Irish and Québecois tunes. On one memorable visit to his home in Valcartier, north of Québec City ('God's Country', as he called it), we…

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Come to the Fair

01-19_Come_to_the_Fair-Waltz.pdf
'Come to the Fair' was a very popular waltz/song played by The Kilfenora Céilí Band in the 1960s. I have always enjoyed listening to the band's singer Mary Higgins performing the song on a recording made at a céilí in…

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