Yankee Dreams -- Wicked Good Fiddling from New England
CAT # 18964-0572-2
1. The Southwest Bridge/Paddy on the Turnpike/Give the Fiddler a Dram 3:33 2. Hare's Ear/Grey Ghost/Quill Gordon 3:00 3. Dave MacNeil/Maid Behind the Bar/Robert Stubbert 3:58 4. The Eagle's Whistle/The Full Rigged Ship/The New Rigged Ship 3:47 5. Southern Melodies/The Polo March/Polka from Angus Chisholm 3:09 6. To an Old Rose 2:22 7. Done Gone/The Old Cuckoo 2:33 8. Arthur's Seat/Eugene Straton/The Banks/Madame Neruda 4:51 9. Erin Reel/The Saint Lawrence River/Oliver Trembalay's Reel 4:33 10. Mathematician's/City of Savannah/The American Rifle Team 4:19 11. John McGann/Peter Barnes/Compliments to the Boys of the Lough 3:13 12. Stacks of Barley/Bantry Bay/Princess Royal/Angus Chisholm's Irish Hornpipe 4:55 13. Arthur Finley/Two-in-One Reel 2:31 14. Maple Leaf Two-Step/Point au Pic 3:27 15. Compliments to the Browns of Dingwall/Winston Tune/Mackenzie and MacPhee 3:22 16. Reel Du Ting Tang 1:08
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I first came to Boston in the mid-1960's. . . . Those were the days of Don Stover, and the Lilly Brothers at the old Hillbilly Ranch on Washington Street, where I used to hang out and play the occasional tune; and the last of the old style Down East dances on Dudley Street. In the early 1970s I was teaching in New England, and did a lot of playing with the French-Acadian fiddlers Gerry Robichaud, Tommy Doucet, Joe Cormier and Jerry Holland.' --Frank Ferrel Ferrel has six albums to his credit. This (his fourth), features support from piano player Peter Barnes and guitarist/mandolinist John McGann (mainstays of the New England folk music scene) on a generous selection of tunes from the great Cape Breton fiddlers Dan R. MacDonald, Winston 'Scottie' Fitzgerald and Angus Chisolm, along with tunes from Irish, Scottish and the Shetland Isand tradition, as well as Ferrel's originals.
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