#14 Shetland Fiddle & Accordion Festival 2019 – Part 1

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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Episode #13 Old Moze – Tuesday Tunes with Don

It’s another Tuesday Tunes with Don live from Chicago, IL. This week we take a very interesting call on the Hotline from a Mr. Gilbert Gnarley. Don performs a science experiment on an egg and we play a bunch of good tunes. We’re using an entirely new audio set-up with mixer and stereo microphone. Hope you like the improvement in sound quality. The tunes include: Peg Leg, Five-Finger Joe, Zack Wheat’s Piece, Duck’s Eyeball, Old Moze and Rolling the Log.

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Episode #12 Blue Mule – Tuesday Tunes with Don

It’s a Christmas Eve Spectacular on another Tuesday Tunes with Don. We give away the tickets to Possum’s Big Fiddle Show on Ice. Don tells about the time he got his car stolen. Then we play several of the good old good’uns including: Blue Mule, Old Time Johnny Don’t Come Home Drunk, Get Aboard the Ship, Fireman’s Dance Cotillion and “The Mystery Tune”.

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