Sunday, April 30, 2017

Forgotten Upper-Midwest Music - Episode 2

This week's episode looks at the Irish music tradition in Saint Paul, MN.  Featuring Tom Dahill and the Pig's Eye Ceili Band, as they try to earn a trip to Ireland to compete in a band contest.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Video of Stanley and LaVerne Lardahl of Drammen Township, Wisconsin

Stanley and LaVerne Lardahl were brothers who lived around Drammen Township, Wisconsin.  They play music with eachother and many other of the areas wonderful musicians including Leonard Finseth. They would play both American old-time music of the South and the more Nordic influenced music that defines the traditional music of their area.  I got these videos from the collection of Larry Finseth and was waiting to do something special with them, but why not just share them.  They provide an interesting musical look into the regional style of that area of Wisconsin. Thanks to Larry for saving them, transferring them to digital and letting me share them.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Forgotten Upper-Midwest Music - Episode 1

Follow Clawhammer Mike as he goes around the Upper-Midwest examining the forgotten traditional music scene.