Johnny Doherty playing fiddle Part 2 of 2




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Published on Feb 9, 2010

The great Johnny Doherty plays Peter Kennedy's fiddle while Pete Seeger interviews and accompanies some of the items on 5-string banjo. Recorded by PK they were filmed by Toshi, Pete's wife, in a downpour rainstorm in a motor-caravan at Carrick, Co Donegal (1964).

The Star Hornpipe
Jig: The Irish Washerwoman
Reel: The Yellow Heifer (or Paddy on the Turnpike)
Song Air: Easter Snow
Descriptive: The Fox Chase
Jig: The Connaughtman's Rambles

A comrade at thesession.org half-remembers a story about the recording session:
"The gist was that Kennedy and Seeger rolled up in the caravan without advance warning. Johnny was actually in bed with a severe cold or flu. Such was the innate politeness of the man that he arose from his sick bed, walked across some fields (presumably in that rainstorm) to where the caravan had stopped, and played for the visitors. Can anyone else confirm the accuracy of this?"


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