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Roses In Winter: A Celebration of Washington's Old-Time Fiddlers
By Bríd Nowlan and Stuart Williams


Track Tune Performer
1 Turkey in the Straw - Listen Carthy Cisco
2 Carthy’s Waltz Carthy Cisco
3 Bigfooted Man in the Sandy Lot (In the Sweet Bye & Bye) Lee Stripling
4 Kennedy Rag - Listen Lee Stripling
5 Green Green Grass of Ireland Jim Ketterman
6 Pretty Little Shoes - Listen Jim Ketterman
7 Little Betty Brown Jim Evans
8 Sacramento Rag - Listen Jim Evans
9 Hell Among the Yearlings - Listen Glenn Berry
10 Stones Rag Glenn Berry
11 Bavarian Waltz Harry Johnson
12 Johnny Nelson's Reel - Listen Harry Johnson
13 Racoon has a Great Big Tail Jeff Anderson
14 Lofotingen - Listen Jeff Anderson
15 Ducks Eyeballs Marilyn Scott
16 Canterbury House Waltz - Listen Marilyn Scott
17 Devil's Dream Gil Kiesecker
18 Soppin’ the Gravy - Listen Gil Kiesecker
19 Arkansas Traveller Floyd Engstrom
20 Mexican Waltz - Listen Floyd Engstrom
21 Roses in Winter - Listen Stuart Williams
22 Paddy on the Handcar Stuart Williams
23 Honest John Vivian Williams
24 Red River Cart Polka - Listen Vivian Williams

About Roses in Winter

Roses in Winter (Book/CD) was written and produced by Bríd Nowlan and Stuart Williams. The life stories of the twelve fiddlers profiled in the book tell the history of fiddle music in the Northwest. Their music is captured on the accompanying CD, and their lives illustrated by Doug Plummer’s stunning black and white portraits [http://www.dougplummer.com/archives/fiddle/index.html].

About the Authors

Stuart Williams [http://www.learningmusician.com/StuartWilliams] has been playing traditional fiddle music in the Northwest for thirty years. His interest in the history of this tradition led to his work on the 'Washington Traditional Fiddlers Project for which he produced a cassette and CD of Washington fiddle music along with a booklet of biographical information on the featured fiddlers . Stuart plays with a number of local dance bands, teaches both privately and at workshops, and organizes the annual Fiddlers Showcase Concert at Northwest Folklife.

Bríd Nowlan has been playing fiddle in Seattle for several years. Although Irish and from a family of Irish fiddlers, she plays American fiddle music. Bríd recently completed an apprenticeship with local fiddler Gil Kiesecker, through the auspices of the Washington State Arts Commission [http://www.arts.wa.gov/folk-arts/index.shtml]. Her work on WOTFA’s productions allows her to indulge her interests in local history and traditional music. Bríd plays in and around Seattle with the band Tinker’s Dram. She teaches the junior fiddle class for District 6 of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association and is the house fiddler for Phil Williams’ guitar class at WOTFA’s annual workshop.

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Updated 2/1/2012


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