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BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA ! 24

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 24
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode twenty-four . . .

This week we are pleased and proud to present, as our Featured Artist of the Week, one of the finest singer/songwriters the Berkshires has ever produced—and she is a County person—the woman of the country blues–

Our own

Robin O’Herin !

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. . on our blog here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

Robin O’Herin has been compared, not for the first time, to another lady of the blues—Bonnie Raitt—and it’s not without good reason, as you’ll see for yourself when you listen to this–

HOLD ON

Words and music by Robin O’Herin, from her 2002 cd album “Red, White and Blues,” pictured here –

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Robin is well-known around here for her efforts to benefit handicapped children through encouraging their participation in her musical workshops—and she was kind enough to have me over to her house a couple of weeks back—and so we can have Robin herself tell us about—this ‘n’ that, as well as . . .

INTERVIEW BELOW RECORDED LIVE WITH ROBIN O’HERIN – – just click on the arrow – –

Well, there’s more — but, sorry, in the interest of attention-span, we had to cut out there a little abruptly – – but, you know, that’s just a good reason for tuning in the next time Robin’s on the blog!

Now — how’s about a little something from Robert Johnson?

WALKIN’ BLUES

Robin O’Herin doesn’t have to take a back seat to anyone in the originality department, either—and her compositional talents extend to her guitar as well. Here she is on the purely instrumental

EVER HOPEFUL

On the spiritual side, let’s listen to Robin take and move that vital aspect of her life up to the forefront of her cd album, “The Road Home.”

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My personal favorite from this beautiful album—which is difficult to say, because it contains so many gems—might just be the old traditional tune, “Wayfaring Stranger”—which Robin imbues with gorgeous mountain harmonies and strings that fall like teardrops from heaven on the soul of the listener—and that’s her fault, but also the result of her gathering together in one studio some of the finest back-up musicians the Berkshires has to offer—a line-up including Terry Hall, LuAnn Herring, Lisa Kantor, Peter Schneider, and Vikki True—not to mention Dan Broad on bass guitar—whom we heard just last week with the Jeff King Blues Band! here on

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

It’s the place to be! It’s the “church-hall of cyberspace” !! —

WAYFARING STRANGER

From what she indicated in our interview above, Robin’s favorite might just be “The Road Home”—

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And here’s her song about the road pictured above–

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Thank you for that, Robin—and for being who you are! 2013guitarjam-leeeverettepic

You know, folks—seems like I haven’t had much to say this week—guess I’ve run out of superlatives when it comes to Robin O’Herin—so I just tried to curb my enthusiasm and let the music say it for me—but then again—usually we have a limit of four (4!) audio tracks per blog episode—but, this week—I just can’t help myself !

I LUV THIS SONG !!!

ABILENE

THANKS SO MUCH TO ROBIN O’HERIN AND HER CREW FOR BEING WITH US HERE TODAY—

And Robin will be back —- I promise you that!

Coming next week – my vacation !!

Yes, it’s true – I’m going to Florida—and not the one in Berkshire County! (One of the NORTHERN-most towns in the County – LOL – right up there on the Vermont line!) (We also have a town called Monterrey!!! . . . a little further south!)

But I do have a special treat lined up for our loyal followers—in the sense that I now have a backlog built up in the archives of music from all over the County—

and before we move on to upcoming features on such notable, listenable bands as The 3D’s, Champagne Jam, and County Line—as well as Tom Gardner, Dave Healey, Patrick Gray, and the Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors–

We’re going to take a step back and present the Best of the Best of our lineup of the last few months, including Jack Waldheim, who started it all, but also Jessica Roemischer, Paul Rice, Norm Schaffer and more of

SINGER / SONGWRITER / COUNTRY BLUES GUITARIST

– ROBIN O’HERIN !
(the Bonnie Raitt of the Berkshires!)

Don’t miss it! It’s a special treat—and you know how you like your treats! Get ‘em here on

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

@ genechristy.com

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Rakish Paddy at http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

EDDIE DILLON WILL BE COMING TO THE BERSKHIRES THIS FALL! THAT’S IN THE AUTUMN OF THE YEAR! ALL YOU DEVOTEES OF THE CELTIC SCENE OUT THERE – WHO KNOW EDDIE AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL TOURING CAST OF THE CLANCYS -STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS, TO BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS AVAILABLE, HERE ON

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

And don’t forget
Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/

And

Robin O’Herin at http://www.robinoherin.com /2013-11-10 19.29.36

You can also follow all the doings at Tara’s Tipperary Tavern at

http://www.tarasfamilypub.com/

Fair thee well, Titanic!

titanic-at sunset Titanic on her way . .

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA ! 23

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA! 23
songs of a coal miner’s son
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode twenty-three . . .

“I think live music may be coming back in again!”

So saith Glen Boden of the Malibu Bros—

Understatement of the year—

JEFF KING BLUES BAND

THE JEFF KING BLUES BAND on a Saturday night at Portsmitt’s, L to R Jeff King, lead vocal and electric blues guitar, John Haddad, drums and harmonica, and Daniel Broad, vocals and electric bass guitar.

When you hear this group, this week, our Featured Artist on our blog here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

I gotta feeling you’re gonna say the music’s – BACK !!

the JEFF KING BLUES BAND ! (not to be missed!)

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. . THE WINTER’S OVAH! AND THE HEAT IS — BACK !!

Oh, boy! I’m gonna luv this one!

You know, people, as we get a little bit older—and I’m not old, mind you (as some of my friends, who claim my mental age is around 14 !! will gladly attest!)

sometimes we lose our grip – – the edge gets a little dulled – – and we say – – how did I miss that?

We’re all familiar with the clichéd idea that we’ve passed through a generation of easy access to the best recorded music ever—and that the “soundtrack of our lives” is always playing in our head—if not the elevator!—

But this week was a real revelation—which afforded me the opportunity to explore and re-assess and grow a little—

Because you see, I’m not a guitarist. So I never actually spent hour upon hour listening over and over to Eric Clapton tracks—

Maybe I should have! Seems like Mick Jagger knew something I didn’t!

Maybe I missed it all in translation, but the Jeff King Blues Band sure caught me up fast!

And so now I’m gonna shut up and let the band play—‘cause this group SAYS IT ALL!

SHE’S INTO SOMETHING

Speaking of Jagger & Richards–Words and music by Muddy Waters, 1958, first put out on Chess # 1733 in April or May of 1959—in October of that year, Muddy and his band crossed over to England, where they were successful before, for their second tour of the Isles—heads up, Mick and Keith! (thanks to JC Marion for these details.)

How’s about a little selection from John Lee Hooker?

FIVE LONG YEARS

Also recorded by—who else?—Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy! Sharpen those pencils, blues aficionados!

As to this next one?

I LUV THIS SONG !!!

It’s called “Tell me your Name,” and it’s by a local guy named Jerry Quinn, and it’s performed here by the Jeff King Blues Band, recorded live on a Saturday night at Portsmitt’s, with the lead vocal by bass-guitarist Daniel Broad—

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listen to this!

TELL ME YOUR NAME

On purpose, I didn’t delete some of the usual pre-song chatter on that track—because, you know, the whole idea is to preserve the feeling of being there—I mean, seeing the pictures is one thing, but

Hearing it—wow!

And now it’s time to have drummer John Haddad JOHN HADDAD-2

step out a little bit with his favorite sidekick—his harmonica—on T-bone Walker’s

T-BONE SHUFFLE

Wow! Thanx, John, that was somethin’ else, man!

AND how about that extended bass guitar solo from Dan Broad ???

NOT TO MENTION– a little lead-guitar pyrotechnics from Jeff King himself !!

Now, we’ve not heard the last of the inimitable Jeff King and his band—

We are definitely going to have them back!

Might as well come out and say it—

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

Is like the “nightclub of the air” !! — the favorite neighborhood pub where you go for a draft beer and every weekend one of your favorite local bands comes back on a return invite to entertain you again—‘cause they’re “in the rotation.”

And honestly, we have too much recorded music from each of our Featured Artists, every week, as we go along through the year, to fit onto just one blog—

So the Jeff King Blues Band will definitely be back—that’s a promise!

JOHN HADDAD

Meanwhile, through the magic of modern electronics, and the Internet, we can actually bring you a blast-from-the-past instant classic on video–from none other than T-Bone Walker himself–doing the original recording of the “T-Bone Shuffle” down in L.A CA, all the way back in–1949 !!!! CHECK IT OUT !!

AND !! —Coming next week –

SINGER / SONGWRITER / COUNTRY-BLUES GUITARIST

– ROBIN O’HERIN !
(the Bonnie Raitt of the Berkshires!)

Don’t miss Robin! You’re gonna love her!

And we have a brilliant schedule of the Berkshires’ finest live music acts coming up soon on this website–all gathered her together in one place!–including the likes of veteran rocker Tom Gardner, the Man in Pink, Dave Healey, Patrick Gray, both father and son, the Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors, headed up by globe-trotting guitarist Andy Kelly, and others too numerous to list here—such as Dave Lincoln, and Dave Lincoln (father and son!) with Dave Healey (aka as The 3-Ds !!!! ) — let’s just say – – everybody in the band is named “Dave!”

Well, now, we must admit that there is happening right now in our special corner of the world

a live music revival

and we’re going to explore, investigate, and celebrate that here on

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

As for our followers out there in the blogosphere, catch us next week, same time, same station!

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Rakish Paddy at http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

Eddie Dillon – will be coming to the Berkshires this fall! All you devotees of the Celtic scene out there—who know Eddie as a member of the national touring cast of the Clancys–stay tuned for further details, to be announced as soon as available—here on

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

And don’t forget
Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/
And

Robin O’Herin at http://www.robinoherin.com/

You can also follow all the doings at Tara’s Tipperary Tavern at

http://www.tarasfamilypub.com/

Titanic-redo

Fair thee well, Titanic!

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 22

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 22
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode twenty-two . . .

What a St Paddy’s season this year! Great craic! Just the way we like it this time of year!

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But today, we move on to a new season of spring springing—if it ever does!—today is yet another day of the cold brittle sunshine we’ve been “enjoying” in this year’s “endless winter” !!—and our theme is taken from Glenn Boden, who is, with Vinni Brandi, the other big half of the duo called the Malibu Brothers (we needed a little “Malibu” this winter!)—and Glenn Boden, when I caught up to the M-Bros, one night at, where else”—Portsmitt’s!—made the comment,

“I think live music may be coming in again!”

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Well—stranger things have happened! Things do go in cycles!

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Last week The Dossers, my own Irish-themed, Celtic-rock band, was our featured artist on our blog here at

    BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

And we have a brilliant schedule of the Berkshires’ finest live music acts coming up soon on this website, including the likes of the Jeff King Blues Band, (not to be missed!) and singer-songwriter Robin O’Herin—the “Bonnie Raitt” of the Berkshires!—Tom Gardner, veteran rocker, Dave Healey, aka the Man in Pink, Patrick Gray, the Bard of North County, and others too numerous to list here—let’s just say

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we have to admit that there is happening right now in our special corner of the world

A LIVE MUSIC REVIVAL !!

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and we’re going to explore, investigate, and celebrate that here on

    BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

And so without further ado, let’s introduce our

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK

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The MALIBU BROTHERS!

Vinni Brandi

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and Glenn Boden

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have been around the Berskhires a lot longer than I have, so I’m just gonna get out of the way and let them play & sing for you!

Here we go with a little something from James Taylor, apropos of the Berkshires—it’s called “Country Road”—performed live at Portsmitt’s by Vinni and Glenn—Vinni on the lead vocal–

COUNTRY ROAD

Didja hear the story about this song by Sweet Baby James? Seems that one night after a gig in Washington, DC, when Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver sat up all night polishing off a new song, which Denver was eager to record, and which he called “Country Roads”– when Denver went up to New York to record what would become his immortal world-wide hit song—they advised him that James Taylor had just put out “Country Road”—and that’s how the world got the state song of West Virginia, “Take Me Home, Country Roads!” John Denver had to revise the title of what would go on to become his signature song!

Here are the Malibu Brothers with their rendition of Green Day’s 1997 hit, “Time of Your Life–” this time with Glenn

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singing lead–

TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Last week, on Sunday evening, down in Lee, MA, our host, Robin O’Herin

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did a wonderful job staging an open mike, well-attended, at the Spectrum Playhouse

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THE SPECTRUM PLAYHOUSE IN THE FORMER ST GEORGE’S ON FRANKLIN STREET IN LEE, MA . . .

—another example of the thriving live music scene in South County.

Tom Gardner

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was the Featured Artist, and Norm Schaffer

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and myself, Gene Christy,

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were also on stage—all of us have been, or will soon be, featured here on

    BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

BTW !! I’ll be back at the Marketplace Cafe on North Street in the heart of downtown Pittsfield doing my solo act, singing the vocals all the way from the Big Band era down thru the days of Classic Rock, on Thursday, April 3rd, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, and again on two Fridays, May 16th and 30th, same times–so come on down and check out me and THE SQUEEZEBOX!!–

TOP O' THE LINE ROLAND!  ALL-DIGITAL!

TOP O’ THE LINE ROLAND! ALL-DIGITAL!

the magical 21st century marvel of musical engineering, all-digital Roland that plays bass guitar, piano and tenor sax!–all at the same time!

Now back to this week’s feature-creature, the Malibu Bros, for a couple more before we leave . . .

DRIFT AWAY by DOBIE GRAY !!

Coming next week – the JEFF KING BLUES BAND ! (not to be missed!)

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And for this week–last-blast from the Malibu Bros!

(Always go out on an up-tempo CCR — if you can!–I always say!)

As for our followers out there in the blogosphere, catch us next week, same time, same station, here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

Robin O’Herin at http://www.robinoherin.com/

**** HEADS UP! ROBIN WILL BE OUR FEATURED GUEST TWO WEEKS FROM NOW!!

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Rakish Paddy at http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

***** WOW !!! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT *****

Eddie Dillon – will be coming to the Berkshires this fall! All you devotees of the Celtic scene out there—who know Eddie as a member of the national touring cast of the Clancys–stay tuned for further details, to be announced as soon as available—here on

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

Eddie Dillon EDDIE –WHO’S THE OTHER DILLON ????

And don’t forget Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/

You can also follow all the doings at Tara’s Tipperary Tavern at

http://www.tarasfamilypub.com/

Fair thee well, Titanic!

_harland & wolf Titanic

_ Titanic in the ways at Harland and Wolff in Belfast . . .

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BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 21

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 21
songs of a coal miner’s son
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode twenty-one . . .

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What a St Paddy’s season this year! Great craic! Just the way we like it this time of year!

Today, our band, the Dossers, will be on stage as we are booked for the second year in a row to play the annual banquet of the Berkshire County Irish-American Club!

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Right now we’d like to send a loud, mighty shout-out to Tara Mulroy herself, who has officially befriended us, and is hostess to both you and us, on the beachfront in South County, RI !!—which Ms Mulroy, who hails from County Tipp, has re-named Rhode Ireland! for St Patrick’s this year. Be sure and stop in when you’re cruising the beautiful waters of the southern New England coastline or some of our gorgeous roads (mind the potholes!)—you’ll be glad you did! You can follow all the doings at Tara’s Tipperary Tavern at

http://www.tarasfamilypub.com/

Last week Paul Rice was our featured artist on our blog here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

And we have a brilliant schedule of the Berkshires’ finest live music acts coming up soon on this website, including the likes of the Malibu Bros, the Jeff King Blues Band, (not to be missed!) and singer-songwriter Robin O’Herin—the “Bonnie Raitt” of the Berkshires!

But first, it’s St Paddy’s, and so we must turn our attention to this week’s

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Which is me, Gene Christy, and the rest of The Dossers, Bill Morrison and Rick Marquis—gotta give ourselves props once in a while!

As for me, myself alone, because this is our very busiest weekend of the year, I’m into sharing today—so here’s a message I sent to my partner out in Portland, OR, Rod MacDow, just this morning—effusing about—last night!

“Actually–I was quite totally thrilled and taken with playing what constitutes “the” wifi cafe here in Pittsfield, last night – – the Marketplace Cafe – –

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made myself $5.53 in the tip jar!

But what really made it was just as you say Rod – – the rapt attention paid to every warbling note of my exquisite phrasing so tender and bold at the same time– by the attractive woman sitting at the back who never stopped speaking into a headset for more than 2 hours while she typed steadily on a laptop simultaneously–and still managed to give me a smile or two of recognition when she heard a song she liked!

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Also, the two older guys who came in for coffee to while away an hour before the film screening of their movie at the Beacon Cinema, which is right next door–and they really liked “Solid White Hardtop Rocket Olds ’61”–in other words, Rod, I had that old feeling at the end of a gig that we used to do back in the old days with The Black Velvet Band five-piece Irish showband in Boston, at the big dance venues like the converted bowling alley of the West Roxbury Irish-American–when our drummer, Paul MacDonald used to turn and say –“Well–fooled ’em again, bub!”

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In other words, I got treated last night like they thought I was a real singer!

And the highlight of the evening was definitely “Georgia on my Mind”–which I sang beautifully–even though I had never performed this song in my life and was reading the sheet music and the words from the page as I went along–I turned on the tenor sax shift on the Roland and out came this unbelievable sound! Jazz, man! It was the last song of the night–and I just said, “Well, I’m done–I can’t top that!” Everybody agreed it was the perfect way to end, the perfect song, to end the evening.

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Well–I’ll be back there next Friday night with renewed impetus, having discovered that all my life I had missed my vocation, and should have become a cafe troubador back when I was still as young as the girls sitting there last night! If all this sounds foolish and overblown–you have to put it down to the sheer exhilaration one feels when performing at peak or rising to the moment or exceeding one’s expectation–in other words, the lure of the allure of performing music in front of people–who applaud you! It makes you feel a sensation something like–this is what I was born to do! And, you know, Rod, you can’t buy that –on the internet or anywhere else. It’s one of the unforeseen benefits of being alive–as long as we can do this, life is well worth living—

so–onward and upward from here–today, tomorrow, next day . . .

have a fun weekend–don’t worry about the blog–we are on the right track and will get there. Your friend, Gene

p.s. the manager of the cafe was named Ari and turned out to be a sax player and so afterwards when he asked me if he could try my box, because he liked the sax sound I was getting–and he recalled the very first number of the whole night–a medley of “Lullaby of Birdland” with “Moondance!”–he must have liked that!– we sat down together and communed as musicians are wont to do—

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but what a side-benefit!–I put the accordian on his lap and he pulled on the straps and tried to fumble a few runs out of the sax shift!–wow–what a blast!–he’s not a keyboard player–but he really liked the Roland!”

And now! to the main business of this fabulous weekend in the Berkshires—the Dossers! We will be performing tonight as heretofore mentioned at the annual Irish –American banquet in honor of St Patrick’s Day—and later tonight at the all-night party at Rob Dwyer’s house!—tomorrow at the Forge in Lanesboro—and Monday, St Patrick’s Day, at Portsmitt’s!

We had hoped to have video edited down for presentation on today’s blog–of our St Patrick’s TV special–

SINGING OUR HEARTS OUT

but due to technical difficulties — which we are working on – – and time restraints – – but, hey! we still have audio! Isn’t it all about the music, anyway–given that I have the perfect face for radio?

So, wishing to all an extra-special “Dossers” Happy St Paddy’s, let’s have a tune! How about one from the mighty pen of Tommy Makem? THE RAMBLES O’ SPRING!

And, of course, don’t forget our theme song–RIGHT, LADS, WE’RE THE DOSSERS!

That was written by Myself–Gene Christy–and here’s another good one I wrote–

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GIRL FROM THE COUNTY MAYO!

Now, what would At Patrick’s day ever be–without an Irish jig?–a “Traditional” Irish jig?

ROAD TO LISDOONVARNA / THE SWALLOWTAIL

AND last but not least–a good old Irish drinking song ?????

WHISKY IN THE JAR!

RICK MARQUIS ON BANJO + HOST PAT GORMALLEY

From Ricky and Pat in the studio and everybody here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY TO YOU AND YOURS !!

During the course of the rest of the year, we shall be featuring Dublin Porter, Spurs USA, the Jeff King Blues Band, the Malibu Bros, Robin O’Herin, Patrick Gray and many more!

My band, the Dossers, with myself, Gene Christy, Bill Morrison and Rick Marquis, will be playing in Pittsfield on

Saturday Mar 15th for the Irish-American Club Annual Dinner at the Elks on Union Street 5 – 9 pm for your Irish musical listening and dancing pleasure . . .

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

And on Monday the 17th, St Paddy’s Day, we’ll be at Portsmitt’s Lakeway Restaurant, corner of Peck’s Road and Valentine Road, in Pittsfield, from 4 – 7p and beyond, as long as they can stand up!

Myself, well, you can catch me doing my solo act at The Marketplace Café, North Street in Pittsfield, Fri Mar 14th, and Fri Mar 21st, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm—

As well as in Great Barrington, on Wednesday, Mar 12th, 11a – 1p, for the Italian Club’s luncheon—and we promise to do some Irish there as well!

As they say in Italy – – Ciao! And in Ireland – – Slan!

Catch us next week, same time, same station, here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Rakish Paddy at http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

And Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/

Fair thee well, Titanic!

18723776-st-patrick-s-day-parade Titanic on her way . . .

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 20

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 20
songs of a coal miner’s son
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode twenty . . . 12511033-st-patrick-s-day-just-ahead-green-road-sign-with-dramatic-clouds-sun-rays-and-sky (1)
What a St Paddy’s season this year! Great craic! Just the way we like it this time of year!

Today, our band, The Dossers, had a great time in the television studio at Time-Warner Cable Local Access Channel 16, here in Pittsfield, county seat of the Berkshires, USA, taping an hour-long St Patrick’s show that lasted 57.38!—loaded with laughs and good tunes—and our Happy St Patrick’s 2014 show will be broadcast on Thursday, March 6, 7pm, as well the next day—4 times, at 9 am, 12.30, 4 pm, and 7.30—this is so that all the blood-thirsty shut-ins of Berkshire County can see us no matter what time they crawl out of bed!—and in addition, the following week, on Thursday the 13th, at 9 am and 2 pm. And throughout the rest of the month, for those of our friends out in Oregon and elsewhere, you can view the show online at

http://www.pittsfieldtv.org/web/?q=showsearch

you may have to select “Show Search,” but then enter the following Program ID info–

20551 Poetry, Arts and Music with Jerry Title: Irish Music Session (View)
3/6/2014

So, you see, the Dossers can be seen—everywhere!

And in person, too, as we are booked for the second year in a row to play the annual banquet of the Berkshire County Irish-American Club!

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Right now we’d like to send a loud, mighty shout-out to Tara Mulroy herself, who has officially befriended us, and is hostess to both you and us, on the beachfront in South County, RI !!—which Ms Mulroy, who hails from County Tipp, has re-named Rhode Ireland! for St Patrick’s this year. Be sure and stop in when you’re cruising the beautiful waters of the southern New England coastline or some of our gorgeous roads (mind the potholes!)—you’ll be glad you did! You can follow all the doings at Tara’s Tipperary Tavern at

http://www.tarasfamilypub.com/

And let’s not forget our good friend and host, at this time of year, up in ski country, Murray McGrath, of McGrath’s Irish Pub at the Inn at the Long Trail in Killington! Visit Murray at

http://www.innatlongtrail.com/Home.html

This very weekend, Murray will be presenting our friends, the Rakish Paddy band, with Perry Daniels and Eileen Markland, on Fri Mar 7th and Sat Mar 8th!

Last week Perry and Eileen were our featured artists on our blog here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

And we have a brilliant schedule of the Berkshires’ finest live music acts coming up soon on this website, including the likes of the Malibu Bros, the Jeff King Blues Band, (not to be missed!) and singer-songwriter Robin O’Herin—the “Bonnie Raitt” of the Berkshires!

But first, it’s St Paddy’s, and so we must turn our attention to this week’s

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Therefore, we are pleased and proud to present our good friend on fiddle, guitar, vocals, mandolin, dobro and who knows what else, the eclectic, multi-instrumentalist

Paul Riceb PAUL RICE

Paul is one of the very first members of the musician’s colony that I met when I first came out here, ten years ago, from the Boston area, and I’m happy to say we’ve been friends ever since—but he’s a hard guy to catch up to! Paul has no less than three principal bands he gigs with on a steady, long-time, revolving basis, and to show his versatility, they cover quite a range—

The Housatonic Philharmonic traditional Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and vocals with Tim Gray and Andy Gordon

Dublin Porter the same, only different! With Rick Leab and Paul Boudreau

and a “Western Swing” band, called

SPURS USA

with whom Paul sings and plays fiddle and electric guitar!

I know few people with the range of musical knowledge and veteran savvy, or the mastery of such diverse musical skills, as my friend Paul Rice—and we fondly hope to feature more of his music as the year goes on and time and energy permit—but for this week, we were forced to narrow things down to a selection—and so we’ll choose to begin with

HOUSATONIC PHILHARMONIC HOUS PHILHARMONIC

And hope to give the other two bands their own featured artist slots at other times later in the year—otherwise, it’s not possible to do justice to all the fine musicians involved.

The Housatonic River, of course, is our Mississippi, as it wanders and winds its meandering way all through Berkshire County and down through Connecticut. In fact, it goes directly past my house, on the so-called “West Branch” run, down from Lake Pontoosuc, right across the road from my all-weather wrap-around deck, such that I see the river every day as I perform blog duties and record and edit music in my house—I love it! I’m in the city—but right on the urban edge–not more than 1 mile away from open country!

Let’s give you just a taste now, a sample, of

Paul Rice fiddle, mandolin, banjo
Tim Gray hammered dulcimer, piano, pennywhistle, melodica
and Andy Gordon banjo, spoons

They call their group Housatonic Philharmonic, and let’s listen, on their cd album of the same name:

to the well-known Irish ballad, “Star of the County Down.”

As you can readily tell, this band is not your garage-grunge hoot-n-holler wild-bunch Irish pub-crawler group! In other words, ¬not the Dossers! My band is a good-time-music sing-along outfit. Housatonic Philharmonic invites you to an evening in the 18th century, in the drawing room of an aristocratic home on an estate in the Irish countryside—Turlough O’Carolan wanders in with his harp to entertain the young ladies and their beaus, while their parents keep a watchful, but kindly-disposed, eye on the proceedings—and the entire room is wafted away on strings from heavenly choirs!

Who was this man? Obviously he has profoundly influenced Housatonic Philharmonic—as he has every generation of the folks who treasure Irish music since the days when he walked the earth himself.

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Turlough O’Carolan, was a blind Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. He is considered by many to be Ireland’s national composer.

TURLOUGH O'CAROLAN

O’Carolan was born in 1670. He lived at a time when the Irish language (aka Gaelic) was still spoken as the everyday communication-coin of the country. Although he died in 1738, his music will live forever.

I myself years ago taught myself to play his composition called Carolan’s Concerto on my old 1956 Excelsior squeezebox—as I remember, I got it from the radio, or a record, and learned it by ear, without sheet music.

Often I used to sit by myself and play this just for the enjoyment of the sheer, exquisite beauty of the song—as well as the pleasure of tripping your fingers over the keyboard on the rather complicated sequence of notes. I would play it twice or thrice testing myself to see if I could get through it without mistakes, while yet giving it the lilt and feeling of this emotional piece—the rise and fall of it.

I did not know at the time that it was originally a harp piece, for strings. Or that someday I would meet Paul Rice.

Paul Rice remains today the only person I’ve ever met who knew that tune by heart and could sit with me and play it on the fiddle, note for note, while I played all the same notes on my box.

A moment to live for.

I never made a recording of that. Wish I had.

But we do have something even better. Paul Rice and Housatonic Philharmonic performing

Carolan’s Concerto . . .

What, or who, could follow that?

How about another O’Carolan piece–by Housatonic Philharmonic!–one of the old harp-player’s most universally beloved favorites, down through the generations, the heartfelt

Si Bheag Si Mhor (Sheebeg Sheemore)

And what would St Patrick’s be without a jig or two?

Smash the Windows

BTW– both of Paul Rice’s Irish bands are booked for St Patrick’s weekend this year, at The Olde Forge in Lanesboro. On Saturday night, the 15th of March, you can hear Dublin Porter from 7 – 10pm, and on St Patrick’s Day itself, Monday, the 17th, Housatonic Philharmonic will be playing, both afternoon and evening.

Here’s the schedule for the lads the rest of the year – – so far!

March 17, St Paddys at the Old Forge, Afternoon and evening
April 26, Fri., Private Fundraiser with Square One, Greenwich, Ct.
June 30, Sun., Hilltown Dance, Private Afternoon
Lions Den, Red Lion Inn Stockbridge, Ma. 8-11
July 3rd, private party in Richmond
July 9, Tues., Springside Park Concert, Pittsfield, Free 7 – 8:15PM
July 21, Private dance with Square One, Camp Watitah, Becket
July 31, Wed., Lilac Park Concert, Lenox 7 – 8:15
August 18, Sun., Lions Den , Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge,Ma.
Sept. 7, Williamstown Rural Land Council, Annual Square Dance with Square One
Sept. 20 or 27, Founders’ Day, Lee , Ma. 6-8

Check back with us here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

During the course of the rest of the year, we shall be featuring Dublin Porter, Spurs USA, the Jeff King Blues Band, the Malibu Bros, Robin O’Herin, Patrick Gray and many more!

My band, the Dossers, with myself, Gene Christy, Bill Morrison and Rick Marquis, will be playing in Pittsfield on

Saturday Mar 15th for the Irish-American Club Annual Dinner at the Elks on Union Street in Pittsfield. Doors open at 5.30 pm Hors d’ouerves at 6 – dinner, music and The Dossers to follow till 10 pm___for your Irish musical listening and dancing pleasure . . .

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

the DOSSERS!

And on Monday the 17th, St Paddy’s Day, we’ll be at PORTSMITT’S LAKEWAY RESTAURANT, corner of Peck’s Road and Valentine Road, in Pittsfield, from 4 – 7p and beyond, as long as they can stand up!

Join Us On St. Patrick’s Day
…Monday March 17th
enough cheek (2) Corned Beef And Cabbage
~ Special St. Patty Drinks ~
THE DOSSERS! – Irish Music, 4PM-7PM

Myself, well, you can catch me doing my solo act at The Marketplace Café, North Street in Pittsfield, Fri Mar 14th, and Fri Mar 21st, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm—

As well as in Great Barrington, on Wednesday, Mar 12th, 11a – 1p, for the Italian Club’s luncheon—and we promise to do some Irish there as well!

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As they say in Italy – – Ciao! And in Ireland – – Slan!

Catch us next week, same time, same station, here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

when our Featured Artist of the Week group will be —

none other than THE DOSSERS !!!

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

PORTSMITT’S LAKEWAY RESTAURANT http://portsmittsrestaurant.com/

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Rakish Paddy at http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

And Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/

Fair thee well, Titanic!

A Pint of Slainte

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 19

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA 19
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode nineteen . . .

Well, we’re rolling right along with 2014! . . . and it looks like at long last another St Paddy’s season is about to wash over our tippling rowboat and take us out to “the sea that surrounds us,” as they say in Ireland, a sea of suds, no doubt, flowing from the tap anywhere and everywhere, from Sydney in Australia to San Francisco in North America, and all the way round to Sligo on the edge of Europe and back again!—just the way we like it this time of year!

Therefore, we proudly proclaim that this week’s

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK

here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

Shall be nominated to be

The Berkshires’ premier Celtic musical duo

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RAKISH PADDY

RAKISH PADDY
RAKISH PADDY = PERRY PLUS EILEEN!

Click on the link below and you’ll be taken away to a cyper-place where you’ll hear a clip of Rakish Paddy doing an abbreviated rendition of the old traditional Irish ballad, “The Wild Colonial Boy!”

http://rakishpaddyband.com/audio/Wild_Colonial_Boy_clip_0-90_hifi.m3u

We’ll be hearing plenty of trax from Rakish Paddy today—but—who are they? Let me introduce you to

Lead Vocalist and holding down rhythm guitar, Perry Daniels!

PERRY DANIELS PERRY DANIELS

Perry is a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist. He has fronted various Irish and Celtic bands in Western MA, and upstate NY. Originally a percussionist early on in life, Perry has been performing music since the age of ten. His rhythmic guitar style, and smooth-bold vocals provide a solid foundation for the band to build upon.

And . . the inestimable . . the ineffable . .

Eileen Markland !

EILEEN MARKLAND EILEEN MARKLAND

Eileen brings with her a wide range of experiences in fiddle and violin performance and teaching. In 2001 she was appointed by the US Dept. of State as an “American Cultural Specialist” and traveled to Benin, West Africa with Project Troubador. In 2002 she performed at the UN Peace Summit in Switzerland, and in 2004 … she organized and lead “OPERATION WORLD HARMONY,” a cross-cultural music and education tour in Niamey, Niger. More recently she’s performed in Paris, Venice, Dublin, and throughout the Northeastern USA.

BTW, “Rakish Paddy” is an Irish reel, well-known to players in the seisun tradition—and that’s the tune the band is named after!

Let’s hear again from Perry and Eileen!

This time it will be a slice of one of my all-time favorites, “Back Home in Derry,” written by the Irish Republican martyr Bobby Sands, to the well-known tune by Gordon Lightfoot, written in prison while on hunger-strike in the north of Ireland—just click on the link below to hear this soulful ballad, so heart-rendered by Perry on the vocal, with Eileen on tin whistle this time!

http://rakishpaddyband.com/audio/Back_Home_in_Derry1_clip_0-150_hifi.m3u

And where can you see—and hear!—Rakish Paddy, this St Patrick’s season?

Over the years, they’ve become so popular, you would have to say—they’re everywhere! Here’s a short list—

Fri Feb 28th Polish Falcons Pittsfield Jimmy Fund Raiser 8-11p
Sat Mar 1st Bread and Bottle Red Hook, NY 7-10p
Fri Mar 7th McGrath’s Irish Pub, Killington, VT 7-10ish
Sat Mar 8th McGarth’s 2nd Night! 7-10ish
Fri Mar 14th Albany AOH 7-11
Sat Mar 15th Albany AOH 5-9 Parade Day!
Mon Mar 17th ** St Patrick’s Day! Gavin’s Irish Country Inn 1-3p
Fri Mar 21st Fife & Drum Restaurant & Inn
Sun Mar 23rd Wahconah Country Club
“Rock On” Scholarship Benefit for budding young musicians . .

For more details, maps, directions, phone numbers, just click on the link below, to take you directly to RP’s website:

http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

And now it’s time to sit back, relax and listen to a couple of full-length tracks that will amply illustrate the mastery and artistry of Rakish Paddy!!—here’s their rendition of “Whisky in the Jar!”

(incidentally, the reel “Rakish Paddy” is tagged onto the end of this first track—so you can hear it for yourself!)

http://rakishpaddyband.com/audio/Whiskey_in_a_Jar-Rakish_Paddy_hifi.m3u

And now the famous 1920s Irish rebel tune, “Boys of the Old Brigade!”

http://rakishpaddyband.com/audio/Boys_of_the_Ole_Brigade_hifi.m3u

Last but not least, this next ballad was written by Dougie Maclean, and is performed here by Perry Daniels on lead vocal: it’s called “Ready for the Storm.”

http://rakishpaddyband.com/audio/Ready_For_the_Storm_hifi.m3u

If you can’t make it to one of Rakish Paddy’s gigs yourself—for some unknown reason—like—you live in Salt Lake City—we’re happy we were able to bring them to your living room laptop today!

And as for me, Gene Christy, I’ll be around, too. In fact, last Sunday I was in Matunuck Beach, Rhode Island, to team up with old buddy Bill McElaney from Donegal, who flew up all the way from Florida just for the day, and we performed the rites for

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At Tara’s on Matunuck Beach Road,

Tara's 907 Matunuck Beach Road TARA’S TIPPERARY TAVERN !

Here we are, together again!

BILLY MAC & ME!
L to R GENE CHRISTY AND BILLY MAC !!

My band, the Dossers, with myself, Bill Morrison and Rick Marquis, will be playing in Pittsfield on

Saturday Mar 15th for the Irish-American Club Annual Dinner at the Elks on Union Street 5 – 9 pm for your Irish musical listening and dancing pleasure . . .

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

the DOSSERS!

And on Monday the 17th, St Paddy’s Day, we’ll be at Portsmitt’s Lakeway Restaurant, corner of Peck’s Road and Valentine Road, in Pittsfield, from 4 – 7p and beyond, as long as they can stand up!

WE ARE THE DOSSERS!
SEND MONEY & GET A TEE-SHIRT! $99 ea.!!!

Myself, well you can catch me doing my solo act at The Marketplace Café, North Street in Pittsfield, Fri Mar 14th, and Fri Mar 21st, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm—

As well as in Great Barrington, on Wednesday, Mar 12th, 11a – 1p, for the Italian Club’s luncheon—and we promise to do some Irish there as well!

As they say in Italy – – Ciao! And in Ireland – – Slan!

Catch us next week, same time, same station, here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

And Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/

Fair thee well, Titanic!

Titanic-redo Titanic on her way . . .

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA! 18

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA! 18
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode eighteen . . .

Just shows to go ya . . . true friends will always turn up, alive and kickin,’ BECAUSE THEY CAN FIND U ON FACEBOOK!

This time, my long-lost bosom buddy and co-religionist of Irish music, none other than Billy Mac, aka as “Himself,” aka as Bill McElaney, from the noble-sounding town of Clonmany in the ancient regions of Tullagh Bay in County Donegal!

BILL McELANEY BILL McELANEY

And fortunately for Billy Mac, he turned up in Florida, USA!

Because this is what it looks like on my outdoor deck in the Berkshires USA, this week!

ICY RIVER Ice on the Housatonic

And so, in honor of old pal o’ mine Bill, we are going to make him our

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK

here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA!

On behalf of your hosts, Gene Christy and Rod MacDow, welcome! We’re gonna party it up from coast to coast, from Portland in the west to the Berkshires in the east, with Billy Mac, featuring his tunes, videos, and songs—and let you know where you can catch his act, from here to Spain and back again, as we motor on through the snow and ice of 2014!

So, you see, folks, we’re gonna put new definition into the words “Winter Carnival”—we’ll provide the winter, and Billy Mac will provide the carnival!

Naturally, we need an “Overture” to kick off this kind of thing, so here’s a taste of Dvorak–

the Overture “Karneval,” Op. 92, opening 19.087 sec!

Back in the day – – in our case, three brilliant summers we spent on Cape Cod, grouped around 1988 in the middle–Bill McElaney, Tom Neville and myself, Gene Christy, did our thing as the Ramblin’ Rovers—and–check this out!—here’s the song we were named after, performed by Bill and Tom without musical accompaniment (they turned down my mike!) . .

RAMBLIN’ ROVER

Words and music by Andy Stewart, singer/songwriter of the Scottish band, Silly Wizard (not the other Andy Stewart!)

Ah, those were the days!—we were young and the girls were good-lookin’! And when they did let me sing, here’s what came out:

THE CRAIC WAS 90

Yeah! That’s me, Gene Christy, doing “The Craic was Ninety in the Isle o’ Man!”

(Dublin locals will recognize the expression, and others will figure it out–the fun was fast and furious!)

BILLY MAC AGAIN BILLY MAC

Right now we’re gonna interrupt ourselves for a live recorded interview by Billy Mac, on remote location on his own personal island–as you know, no man is an island–except Billy Mac, who has the whole of Donegal for his–

______________ Bill McElaney, right now, is appearing in Ft Lauderdale, FL, where he can be found daily for Happy Hour at 3 pm at Mrs Murphy’s Chowdah (The Hurricane Bar!) aka the Pub n’ Grubb, or the Pun n’ Run!—you can check Bill’s timetables and appearance-dates at his ____Facebook page???? Bill, don’t U have a Website, like an honest, self-respecting musician?

Well, folks, we just had to do it—in honor of

Our Featured Artist of the Week ! Bill McElaney!

aka “Billy Mac”

here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA!

And now let’s go back once more to the days of old—when I think of it, it’s almost 30 years ago, already! and listen to the Ramblin’ Rovers in their prime, all-together-now! on the Irish rave-up—

THE WILD COLONIAL BOY

That’s with Billy Mac singing lead, playing rhythm on six-string acoustic, Tom Neville and me backing up the vocals, Tom on his electric guitar, myself, playing “Christy on the Box,” with my old 1956 Excelsior squeezebox! (just retired last summer, after too many miles and so many smiles!) (the keyboard has a set of 41 teeth!)

Recorded 1988 at Tom McGann’s “Irish Embassy” on Rte 28 in Falmouth, MA, on analog cassette-tape recorder, transferred to digital cd by Mike Reagan around 2006, and converted into mp3 format by myself this week using Audacity free-ware, downloadable online—the magic of 21st C technology!

Seems like every seven years or so, Billy Mac gets the itch to get back in touch with me! Seems that way, because the last time we actually played together was back around ’07 and ’08, up in Killington, VT! That was a weekend spent playing, singing, eating and sleeping at the Inn at the Long Trail, both years, when we assembled on stage Billy’s band, Revel’s Glen, from Boston, with himself, on vocals and six-string, Jeff Roman on fiddle, Rhode Island’s Tommy Joyce on bass guitar, and my band from Pittsfield, the other end of Massachusetts, the Dossers, with myself on the box and vocals, Bill Morrison on 6-string, and Johnny McManus on banjo. What a time we had at Murray McGrath’s Irish Pub! It was a memorable occasion as it was just before Billy Mac was making his long-awaited return to his hometown and birthplace of Clonmanny in Donegal—and he was feeling sentimental at leaving so many good times and good friends back here in the States—and now, seven years later, he’s back again!

Talk about a bad penny from Clonmany!

Just coddin’ ye, Bill!

Well, before we leave our listeners for today, we just have to re-visit once again that weekend in Vermont—for a little–

WHISKY IN THE JAR!

AND even though it may be so many years ago—so many jobs, so many relationships, so many grimy grins and gritty tears and passing years ago—never will I forget, as long as I live, this song, sung on that golden day, in the summer twilight, with the sun going down out over the ocean peeking through the curtains at the back wall, Tom Neville

TOM NEVILLE TOM NEVILLE

harmonizing with his electric guitar on

Liam Reilly’s “Summer in Dublin,” a huge hit for Bagatelle! (Liam also wrote the words and music for “Streets of New York!”)

SUMMER IN DUBLIN

___ . . . goodnight, good people . . and may we all meet again!

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Stay tuned, every Thursday, same time, same station, for

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Rakish Paddy at http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/
Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

And Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/

Fair thee well, Titanic!

Titanic_with stormclouds_by_amadscientist Titanic on her way . . .