Author Archives: ryanwmccord
I had the pleasure last fall of attending the Kole Crook Fiddling Association‘s fall workshop in Hay River, Northwest Territories. On the Saturday we had a little talent show in the gymnasium of the school. I sang this old classic … Continue reading
I had thought for a while wouldn’t it be great to get some old hay rake tines and make a Cajun triangle – or, more likely, have one made for me. From what I’d been told, it is best to … Continue reading
The Pure Laine (Pure Wool) contest at the Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Competition in Sept 2010, featuring April Verch, Shane Cook and Danny Perreault. Competitors must play tunes one after the other without losing the beat or … Continue reading
I would have called this post “fall” or “autumn,” but we’re well into that season now in Yellowknife, probably bordering on winter actually. This little update unfortunately has almost nothing to do with music, since I’ve been so musically inactive … Continue reading
I had the very lucky opportunity to travel out to the East Arm of Great Slave Lake last week, to housesit Dave Olesen’s family homestead at the Hoarfrost River. I’d never been to the East Arm, and, apart from canoeing … Continue reading
To inspire my fiddling friends in the Aurora Fiddle Society, I was sending out YouTube picks for a while – I’ve been falling a bit short lately, but I should get back into it. Anyway, they’re getting re-posted here for … Continue reading
Looking forward to opening for Harlan Pepper at the annual Folk on the Rocks Spring Thaw fundraiser dance with my friends in the Old Town Mondays!