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Photo: Hawkeye Richardson
Photo: Hawkeye Richardson

Blind Mary and Third Street Market performed by Marcy Prochaska

Photo: Hawkeye Richardson Marcy Prochaska teaches and performs on hammered dulcimer in the Ithaca area. NCPR found her busking in the Farmer's Market. She sent us these home recordings of her solo hammered dulcimer work. We hear Blind Mary, written by Turlough O'Carolan in honor of a friend and fellow blind harper, and Third Street Market witten at and for the Ithaca Farmers Market on Third Street by the player.  Go to full article

Song: Grasse River Waltz performed by the Lime Hollow Boys

The Lime Hollow Boys were recorded by Joel Hurd in the NCPR studio in spring of 2004. Members of the group include Floyd Sherman, Ray Gardner from the Brasher falls area, and John Wolfe from Norfolk, NY. A recent addition to the group is Andy VanDuyne from Norwood, NY. Grasse River Waltz was written by Floyd Sherman.  Go to full article

Reap What You Sow and Spring Song by Celia Evans

We celebrate spring, life and the outdoors with folksinger Celia Evans. She's passionate about her day job, as a professor at Paul Smith's College, and about songwriting. Celia was our guest in the NCPR studio. We hear two of her compositions: Reap What You Sow and Spring Song.  Go to full article

Handsome Molly and Six Quarts in the Bottom of the Buggy performed by Don Woodcock and Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell and Don Woodcock were Barb Heller's guests on String Fever. Patrick, on guitar, is from Tennessee, and has been stationed at Fort Drum with the US Army. Don Woodcock, on fiddle, lives in the suburbs of Heuvelton and is a retired dairy farmer turned teacher. His father was a fiddler too... and a dairy farmer. Here they play two traditional tunes.  Go to full article
Top: Moe Pfeiffer, Don Perkins, Reg Miller, Bottom: Earl Southmayd, Don Labarge, Millard Eggleston, Earl Belile
Top: Moe Pfeiffer, Don Perkins, Reg Miller, Bottom: Earl Southmayd, Don Labarge, Millard Eggleston, Earl Belile

Home Sweet Home Reel and Arkansas Traveler performed by the Orey Gadway Fiddlers

The Orey Gadway Fiddlers were Barb Heller's guests for String Fever on September 18, 2003. NCPR Online caught up with them in the production studio.  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (L) and Sue Grimm
Martha Gallagher (L) and Sue Grimm

Three songs by Martha Gallagher

Adirondack harper Martha Gallagher visited NCPR in April 2003 to talk about a benefit concert in Lake Placid and to share some of her original music, accompanied by Saranac Lake musician Sue Grimm. We hear Spring Awakens, Mud Season, and Blueberry.  Go to full article
Roy Hurd (right) and Frank Orsini in the NCPR Studio
Roy Hurd (right) and Frank Orsini in the NCPR Studio

As Real As It Gets and Ireland in Her Eyes performed by Roy Hurd

Singer songwriter Roy Hurd was joined by fiddle and mandolin player Frank Orsini in a guest appearance on String Fever, Thursday February 27, 2003. Roy is celebrating the release of his new live CD, As Real As It Gets.  Go to full article

Someone Remembers and Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair performed by Richard Hayes Phillips

Richard Hayes Phillips has deep family roots in the North Country. His unique sound comes from modifying the familiar folk idiom using the kalimba, or African thumb piano, to accompany his voice. Someone Remembers is an original composition. Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair is traditional.  Go to full article

TV Blues and a song by Hobo Jack Turner, performed by Seward Sibley

Seward Sibley from Depeyster NY is known as The Singing Marshall. Sib sings and plays old-time country and bluegrass tunes drawn from nearly eight decades of North Country living. He was a guest on String Fever, November 7, 2002.  Go to full article

Come and Get Me and Mayday performed by Josh and Jeremiah Cramoy

Josh and Jeremiah Cramoy from Lake Placid recorded some of their songs in sessions at the NCPR studio during September 2002. Both are students at the Northwood School. Josh (18) is the lead singer / songwriter / guitarist. Jeremiah (16) accompanies him on bass. The duo can be heard live at the Wobbly Moose in Ausable Forks and at The Cabin in the Northwoods Inn, Lake Placid.  Go to full article

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