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Going Home performed by Dead Men's Hollow

Going Home was written by Pat Duniho, a North Country native who grew up alongside the Au Sable River in view of Whiteface mountain. He now lives in Plattsburgh, NY, where he's raising a daughter, teaching high school art, making his own instruments (including a fiddle and a mandolin,) painting, and writing songs. His daughter-in-law plays fiddle for DC-based Americana bad Dead Men's Hollow. The song will appear on their new CD, Angels' Share, due to be released September 21.  Go to full article

String Fever "Play Along with the Radio" Jam (Hour 2)

This was a special "Play Along With the Radio" edition of the program, featuring a live jam band in the studio. We provide the downloadable accompaniment and the sheet music, you can play along at home. This second hour includes the following tunes: Old Joe Clark, Smash The Windows, Star of the County Down, Devil's Dream, Soldier's Joy, and Wabash Cannonball.  Go to full article

String Fever "Play Along with the Radio" Jam (Hour 1)

This was a special "Play Along With the Radio" edition of the program, featuring a live jam band in the studio. We provide the downloadable accompaniment and the sheet music, you can play along at home. This first hour includes the following tunes: Arkansas Traveler, Cock of the North, Fisher's Hornpipe, Flop Eared Mule, Garry Owen/Haste To The Wedding, I'll Fly Away, Irish Washerwoman, Keep On The Sunny Side, and Off She Goes.  Go to full article
Members of the <em>String Fever</em> Jam Band in the NCPR studio.
Members of the String Fever Jam Band in the NCPR studio.

String Fever "play along with the radio" Radio Jam

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes a whole slew of traditional musicians into the studio to perform standards and favorites. To encourage the radio audience to play along, all the sheet music was posted online. You can download this audio and play along yourself. Recordings of your home session may be posted on the String Fever page.  Go to full article
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock

Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock live on String Fever

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock into the studio for some great North Country fiddling. Gretchen is the 2008 Northeast Champion fiddler, and Don is a past NYS champion. They take turns at the fiddle and the piano for some favorite tunes, and talk with Barb about the history of traditional fiddle styles.  Go to full article
Some trick and fancy fiddlin' by the Potsdam Fiddle Club
Some trick and fancy fiddlin' by the Potsdam Fiddle Club

Fiddlers share favorite tunes

The Potsdam Fiddle Club visited Traditional Arts in Upstate New York during an open house on Saturday. The group is composed of musicians who range from pre-schoolers to grandparents. They were accompanied by family members on guitar, piano, limberjacks, spoons and washtub bass. Here they perform Swallowtail Jig and Geese in the Bog.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music Concert: The Fraser Clan live at Tannery Pond Community Center

In the final performance in the UpNorth Music Concert Series, The Fraser Clan, a family band of Celtic musicians and singers from Harrisville, NY, dazzled a full house at The Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music Concert: Adrenaline Hayride live at Tannery Pond Community Center

In the final performance in the UpNorth Music Concert Series, Adrenaline Hayride, a group of well-seasoned bluegrass players from Saratoga Springs, NY, dazzled a full house at The Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.  Go to full article

Cabbage Head

Performed by Dave Ruch at the NCPR Studio for UpNorth Music. This song is included on his new CD The Oldest was Born First.  Go to full article

The Barefoot Boy with Boot

Performed by Dave Ruch at the NCPR studio for UpNorth Music. This song is included on his new CD The Oldest was Born First.  Go to full article

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