Possum discusses his upcoming trip to the Shetland Islands.Read more
You know about archipelagos, right? It means a group or chain of islands. In the USA we think the Aleutians,[…]Read more
I’ve always thought that the best darn tune book in the world is Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes. Now to commemorate[…]Read more
Possum is joined by his sidekick Wichita. We play a few tunes, most notably the Belvidere Hornpipe. We also discuss our recent trip to Clifftop, try to annoy “Butters the Cat”, Un-box a package that arrives from Amazon during the broadcast, listen to some calls from the hotline and finish off with an old quadrille.Read more
Patt & I were privileged to a have a really nice trip out west this Summer. We were invited to[…]Read more
What is AQLF? Well my friends that stands for Association Québécoise des Loisirs Folkloriques or literally Quebec Association of Folk[…]Read more
Here’s a little photo gallery of some of the great musicians we heard at the AQLF – Quebec City Chapter[…]Read more
Here’s a tune I wrote while messing about a few years ago trying to learn some hambos for our contra[…]Read more
One of the questions “non-believers” often ask is how can God or Santa Claus possibly be omniscient, all-knowing and remember[…]Read more
Square Dance 78s, Solomon Family, Calvin Vollrath, Teddy Roosevelt
In this exciting episode your host plays more 78s from the “Square Dance Box”. This is a heavy metal case of square dance records from the 1950s that Patt’s mother picked up at a thrift shop in Sarasota some years back. There a passle of 78 rpm records in it plus notes and set lists used by a real working Western-Style square dance caller. Quite a find. I’ll also play you a little bit of the Solomon family and a cut from a new CD by Calvin Vollrath’s I picked up at Pembroke last year.
BTW, our good friends Heidi and Chris Germain were in town last weekend from Philly. We had a nice visit and even threw a little music party Saturday night. So here’s a special shoutout to them.