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A Trio of International Musicians!
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September 20, 2022 - 10:55 pm
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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 -

The Twa Sisters

- Emily


September 21, 2022 - 2:33 am
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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"!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e3/77/50/e37750952008c2e35e0d69c5e5275b53.jpg- Emily


September 21, 2022 - 2:40 am
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...a couple from the Crowfoot "Footpath Album", but I like more.


"Footpath" is one of my favorites from their album by the same name. 

Tori's Jig (Footpath) - Sheet Music at The Session


Another really nice tune from the "Footpath Album" - "The Hethel Thorn"

The Hethel Thorn Reel - Sheet Music at The Session



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. 

- Emily


September 21, 2022 - 9:14 am
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ive added to pandora.  thanks for sharing.  i hadnt heard of them them.


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@ABitRusty -

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.  😳

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