Nov 10, 2001 — Fiddling contest judge Tim Woodbridge explains how the contest works and demonstrates a variety of fiddling and song styles. He is followed by the winning contestants in order: Rebecca Koehler, 1st: Open Tom Wilkinson, 2nd: Open Gerry Smith, 3rd: Open Andrew Clark, 1st: Senior Luc Richard, 1st: Junior Marie Anne Richard, 1st: Youth Go to full article
Oct 01, 2001 — Brian Mann recorded the Keepers of the Eastern Door at SUNY Plattsburgh during a September 2001 performance. They are Mohawk singers and dancers from Kahnawake in Quebec on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. They perform Women's Corn Shuffle Dance and Alligator Dance. Go to full article
Aug 31, 2001 — Former String Fever host Dan Gotham shared the stage with current host Barb Heller for a concert at Canton's Unitarian Universalist Church in the summer of 2001. The following is from his solo set.
Playlist: Medley: Freight Train, Candy Man, Fishin' Hole, Mr. Sandman The Poet at the Picnic, D Gotham Medley: Whiskey Before Breakfast, Church Street Blues Medley: Sailor's Hornpipe, Ode to Joy, The Banks of the Ohio Medley: Sail Away Ladies, CindyGo to full article
Jul 30, 2001 — Ross Davison of the Bog Trodders (Potsdam, NY) sent us this home recording of The Montreal Waltz (Ross Davison & Mike Hartigan) and a version of Dark Isle recorded at a Bog Trodders rehearsal. The Bog Trodders are (l. to r.) Mark Seymour, Mike Hartigan, Ross Davison, and Leslie Schwartz. Go to full article
May 08, 2000 — Alice co-founded the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, which maintains an extensive archive and sponsors fiddling events each year. For her work as a preservationist and performer, she was recognized by TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) with a North Country Heritage Award. She performs the traditional Irish tune The Irish Washerwoman and her own composition God's Blessing on Four Strings. Go to full article
Jan 17, 2000 — For their work as preservationists and performers, Colleen and her father Jim were recognized by TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) with a North Country Heritage Award. Go to full article
Jan 17, 2000 — Sara Cleveland was a nationally-famous ballad singer of her generation. We hear her version of the British ballad Queen Jane, the only known recording from a US source. Her son Jim and grandaughter Colleen carry on the family ballad tradition. Go to full article
Mar 24, 1980 — Once a North Country favorite, the bluegrass band Makin' Bacon plays some tunes at the WTSC-FM live on-the-air coffeehouse on Clarkson's campus in this hour-long "North Country Music" recording. They are followed by more music from: Mary Ann Casale - guitar, vocals and mountain dulcimer; Joe Delile - guitar; and Robin Dow - guitar and background vocals. Go to full article
Band sketch by Matt Gordon, from their 1980 LP Backroad Breakdown.
Jun 01, 1975 — The North Country's very own St. Regis River Valley String Band, featuring Dave Danks, Linda Danks, Bruce Foley, Billy Thatcher and Theresa Broadwell, plays traditional tunes and answers host Jackie Sauter's questions about the origins of their group, the inspiration for their music and their aspirations for the future. Go to full article