Boston Fiddle: The Dudley Street Tradition
CAT # 11661-7018-2
1. Mrs. Hogan's Birthday/Grape Juice/Miss Hamilton's/The Wind-Up (reels) 4:22 2. Highland Jig/The Position Jig (jigs) 2:34 3. Money In Advance/Milburn Hornpipe/Alexander Thom's (clog/reels) 4:12 4. Belgrave Square/The Mill of Kylemore/Kilcoon (hornpipe/reels) 4:01 5. The King (jig) 2:21 6. Tarbolton Lodge/Humors of Lisdale/Landsdown Lass (reels) 2:53 7. Close To The Floor/Little House Round The Corner/Over Land & Sea (jigs) 3:12 8. Holly Geraghty's/Down North (reels) 2:22 9. The Scotty Jig/Doucet's G-minor Jig (jigs) 2:05 10. The Soldier's Cloak/The Muckin' O Gordy's Byre/Chorus Jig (jigs) 4:05 11. Connemara Stockings/Sheila Coyle's/McCalum's (reels) 3:29 12. Clear The Track/Napoleon/Randall's (hornpipes) 3:31 13. Ann MacFarlane's Favorite/Tipperty's Jean/Two Pauls (jigs) 4:01 14. Lady Bartlett's Whim (reel) 2:08 15. The Wink Of Her Eye/Katy Is Waiting/Little Brown Jug (jigs) 3:08 16. The Haywood Schottische/Opera Reel (schottische/reel) 3:43 17. The Greenville Tap/The Down East Dancers (reels) 2:31 18. 1950s Johnny Archie MacDonald tape segment at the Grenville Cafe, with Tommy Doucet
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A rich blend of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian fiddle tunes performed by New England fiddler Frank Ferrel, in the tradition of Boston's old Dudley Street dance halls of the 1930s, `40s and `50s. Accompanied on this recording by Hilda Chiasson-Cormier on piano and John Paul Cormier on guitar, he draws on music learned from the hundreds of old house party tapes, early commercial recordings, and manuscripts he's collected over the years, treating us to the sound and feel of Dudley Street, Boston's historic 'Crossroads of Celtic Culture.'
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