This past October 10 to 14, 2019, marked the 32nd annual Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival (SAFF) held in the Shetland Islands. In my last post I told you how to get to Shetland from America. This is part one about our experience at the festival and focuses on the festival club and the various venues around the islands. For a quick overview refer to the festival program HERE. More information is available at the festival website https://www.shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com/.
I play you some tunes on the electric fiddle, too: a tune from Missouri called 50 Years Ago Waltz, a Shetland tune by Ronnie Cooper called Miss Susan Cooper and the Canadian Jig composed by Ned Landry called Ripple Rock Jig.
The next podcast and post will tell you all about the Festival Club sessions, the Grand Dance at the Clickimin Center and the Garrison Theatre Concerts.
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It’s another exciting episode of Possum’s Big Fiddle Show: Happy Wheatland Edition. The Possum is nestled in by the piney woods in the performer’s campground with Patt Plunkett on piano, Mike “Wichita Slim” Miller on guitar and our special guest Chris Germain on fiddle.
People said it couldn’t be done – like the moon landing (which actually was done on a hurriedly assembled movie set in El Segundo – but that’s a topic for another podcast). Still, here they are – Get Up in the Cool’s Cameron DeWhitt and Possum’s Big Fiddle Show’s Charlie Walden squaring of before your very eyes and/or ears.
This is the crossover podcast extravaganza of the millenium. There’s patter on everything from beer to Garth Brooks to Bluegrass and back to beer, too! Recorded right on the spot at the 2018 Brandywine Revival Festival on June 16, 2018.
We cut down on some banjo & fiddle duets, too. You’ll hear an Ozarks hoe-down Humansville, Kenny Baker’s Brandywine, Pete McMahan’s versions Talk to Dinah & Virginia Darlin’, a Canadian import (duty-free!) Whiskey Before Breakfast and lastly Buddy Thomas’ Turkey in the Pea Patch.