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Poisoned Dwarf
An American Celtic Band
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November 21, 2022 - 9:03 pm
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Try a "Turkey Leg" for Thanksgiving!  

...if you have tried any piper tunes on the fiddle, this will be a piece of... Turkey. 🤭  


Scottish Piper Tunes Played on The Fiddle Thread


What is a Poisoned Dwarf

Well, it depends on whom you ask: Musicians say it’s the name of a famous bagpipe tune; Disappointed competitors say it’s what you call an unfriendly judge; Historians enjoy telling the story of the nickname the citizens of Midden, Germany gave the quarrelsome “Scottish Rifles” battalion posted in in their town after World War II; Others say, it’s just a clever term for cranky Scotsman. We like to think it’s a fun term for a rollicking, fast-paced, friendly group of musicians who love to play traditional Celtic music with a twist.  (Poisoned Dwarf website) 


I give up... "Poisoned Dwarf" is a 'Celtic' band from Williamsburg, Virginia! 

They do have a couple fiddlers & some really great tunes! 

Here's proof!

"Bus From Fingal : Return from Fingal, Nonesuch, Islay Rant, Evit"!



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November 23, 2022 - 9:35 am
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I should've mentioned that there are great sheet music versions, with audio for the 4 tunes of "The Bus From Fingal" set available at thesession.org.  All variations are in minor & dorian modes!

The last tune is actually "Evit Gabriel" - a reel.

"Return From Fingal" is an Irish March, "Nonesuch" - an English Polka, "Islay Rant" - a Scottish Reel, & "Evit Gabriel" is a Canadian Reel by multi-instrumentalist/composer Daniel Thonon.  

Poisoned Dwarf imparts some unique phrasing. 

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