Maybe not so unusual nowadays, for bands to have international members, but I still enjoy being reminded of music's long reaching arms - a great catalyst for forming close bonds.
Still on my annual hunt for Macabre Halloween tunes, been meaning to share this new favorite trio for a while - "Crowfoot"!
Between Nicholas, Jaige & Adam - vocals, piano, accordion, flutes, fiddle, cello, guitar cittern & mandolin! Crowfoot Bio
"Absinthe", composed by Michael Ayles. Darn if it doesn't remind me of some other tune - I LOVE IT! ...started playing it today!
Here's the free Absinthe - Sheet Music at The Session
Here's another, even though I like all the tunes on the "As The Crow Flies Album"- "The Bonny Bows".
Not much in the way of vocals on this album, but you can't have a murder ballad without someone singing the story!
I didn't realize that "The Bonny Bows" has a few variations (at least 21 🤣), known by many different names, and 1st seen in print mid-1600's. There's thoughts it originated in England, Scotland or Northumbria. A lot of interesting history/info at wikipedia -
Think I hear more Celtic & French Canadian than American Folk in Crowfoot, but much of it is pretty laid back & I've enjoyed listening to all their albums - nice variety, mix of instrumentals & a few vocals.
I can't get over the refreshing variety of rhythms (which I haven't really shown here) - everything from slow, to stuff I can't identify, to fast reels!
"Dragonflying" is probably my favorite track on their "Nadajai Album".
I like so much on this album, so here's just a great set - "Willow Girl", "The Field In The Forest" & "The Windy Hemlock"!
...a couple from the Crowfoot "Footpath Album", but I like more.
"Footpath" is one of my favorites from their album by the same name.
Another really nice tune from the "Footpath Album" - "The Hethel Thorn".
Crowfoot has a Tune Book with 55 of their tunes available at their store (see Bio link in OP). They also have another CD - "Ten Waltzes", but I can't find where to hear any samples.
Thought you might like some of them. 😊
Was very pleasantly surprised to find transcriptions for so many on The Session.
I've got the A part down on Absinthe, but I need to work more on the B part. It's listed as a waltz on The Session, but feels (to me) like a syncopated 4/4 Reel rhythm - with an alternating strong beat, like with Freemount Bypass, but slower.
Dragonflying is next on my list! Think it will be my Halloween pick this year. 🎃
I've always been taken by the green color of absinthe, but never tasted it.
Amazing, how glass & silversmiths took advantage of this niche market.
← all absinthe spoons!
...in the 1800's, French Troops were given Absinthe - thought it would prevent Malaria. 😳