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Walt Koken Keeps Old Time Tradition Alive

Walt Koken Keeps Old Time Tradition Alive

In the Old Time community, Walt Koken is a legend. In addition to taking clawhammer banjo “beyond its limits,”  Walt and his musical and spiritual partner Clare Milliner have published the long-awaited “Milliner – Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes”, 1404 transcriptions of commonly played tunes. “In 1959, my brother had broken his arm, and he heard

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Centrum Welcomes Simon St. Pierre to Fiddle Tunes

Simon St. Pierre is a fascinating and elusive figure in Maine fiddling, more heard about than actually heard, a north woods lumberjack skilled in an array of music learned in logging bunkhouses. He’ll come to The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in 2014 with his son Daniel, also a lumberjack, who’ll back him up on

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Farewell, Bob McQuillen

We note with sadness the passing of legendary piano player Bob McQuillen yesterday, February 4, 2014. Two days previously he had a massive stroke from which he could not recover. Bob was 90 years old and for at least 60 of those years filled the world with the pithy essence of New England contra dance

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