c.smitty’s fifty-five comments

  • The South Jersey Ceili Band, with which I play, is led by a older Scottish lady, Jean MacNaughton, who plays a very big accordian. She has given us a version to play which is very similar to Zina's, but in D. It is a copy from some book or collection an... more…

  • Smitty’s Kitchen

    We are at it again, working on another recording...With some fresh faces who have spent time around the kitchen table....Kirsten Erwin on flute, Tom Kingston on whistle, bouzouki and guitar, Linda Pirolli on fiddle....And maybe a surprise guest player or ... more…

  • Looking at Jug of Punch, in O'Neill's Music of Ireland (yellow bible), I'm thinking this tune is the same. That would date it further back than Bulmer and Sharpley's. more…

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  • It occurs to me that is might be nice to mention that Smitty's Kitchen is Bob Bender on guitar, his daughter, June, our fiddler, Michael Copeland on wooden flute and whistle, Tom Gittelman on mandolin, concertina, and bouzouki, Cynthia Smith on whistle an... more…

  • And we absolutely LOVE this tune! more…

  • If you are interested in buying a cd or downloading it, you should type Smitty's Kitchen in your browser and you'll find links for CDBaby, Amazon, DigStation, Itunes, Alltunes, and several more. more…

  • This album was recorded July 24, 2010, in the farmhouse of Steve (Smitty) Smith, Cynthia Smith and Murphy (woof!). The engineer brought his equipment and the entire front rooms of the house were crammed with "stuff", instruments, cases, mics, soundboards... more…

  • Recorded by Smitty's Kitchen on Smitty's Kitchen more…

  • I thought it was here....Obviously not, after reading all the comments, but I remember seeing Spancil Hill listed as a march somewhere. If played at a lively tempo, it does sound like march-time to me. more…