Category Archives: FOLLIES

Ben Colder Playin’ Sheb Wooley

I first heard this tune headed through Arkansas on my way from one job to the next; and so close to Little Rock that was the only station I could pick up. I don’t know whether Sheb is playing at … Continue reading

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Listen To Nurse Tilton: “A Little Jive Is Good For You

Martha Tilton from 1941, the innocent times before Pearl Harbor: Yep, a little jazz is good for you. Just like an occasional slab of Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy. But that’s a recipe for another day. Enjoy STranger

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A Bit O’ Phil Cunningham for fast steppers

Phil Cunningham, with the Four Stroke Reel and Martin O’Malley’s Flying Clog: Enjoy Stranger

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Fast Musica Italiano, and Italian Ladies

A medium tempo tarantella, along with a bit of eye candy: Enjoy! Stranger

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I’ve Spent All Me Tin

A few minutes that could have been well spen in a Dublin Pub; Stranger

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Enjoy! Stranger

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The Ladies Have The Stack Smoking And The Drivers Rolling

A Scots take on a classic harmonica tune, and while the fiddler may be a “well oiled lady,” she’s doing a good job of tearing up the track. Her firelady on the drums is no slouch, either: Stranger

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A Song For Sunday

One of Stuart Hamblin’s most popular songs, it has been a while since I heard it played: Stranger

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A Bit O’ A Jig: Behind The Bush In The Garden

The words I have heard for the first of these jigs suggests there was more than dancing “behind the bush in the garden.” Regardless, this jig provide a pleasant interlude: Enjoy Stranger

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A Bit O’ Th’ Irish; Kilfenora Céilí Band

A bit of dance music from Eire: with the exuberant Deirdra Kiely: And by the way, Céilí is pronounced Kayley, as closely as American English will allow. Stranger

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