Author Archives: ryanwmccord

Thanksgiving

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

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Hoarfrost River

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

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June, July, Aug 2013 – Leahy

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

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Folk on the Rocks Spring Thaw

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!

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Petunia

I had the great honour of opening for one of my favourite musicians the other day – check him out here.

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Bear Erickson

Last year when I recorded Westbound, I went down to California with the band and producer to a little town called Buellton, outside Santa Barbara.  Actually we were hanging around a triangle of three towns, Buellton, Solvang and Los Olivos.  It’s … Continue reading

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Shakey Graves

One of these guys I just stumbled onto on Youtube…

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June 2013 – Jean Carignan

Legendary Quebec fiddler Jean Carignon plays La Grande Fleur.  Check out his percussive footwork and playing style.  This is from Pete Seeger’s folk music television show, and is recorded at Jean’s home in 1957.  

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Dan Frechette

I don’t know much about Dan Frechette, but I sure dig his ragtime guitar.  I think he comes from Winnipeg.  Nice move around 1:30 too!

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April/May 2013 – The Quebe Sisters

With three part fiddle and vocal harmonies, the Quebe Sisters play a western swing tune called “It’s a Sin.”  Some fine traditional Texas fiddling by this group.

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