This is my favorite recording on contradance music. The band is cheerful and high energy with lots of great harmonies between the fiddles. All the playing is smooth and well-rehearsed: they do a lot of very cool things that would only work for a band that has been playing together for over 25 years. It would be worth the while for any contra musician who hasn’t heard David Kaynor’s work before to find a copy of this album. It is simply quite wonderful.
Band Members - David Kaynor: fiddle; Mary Cay Brass: piano, accordian; Peter Siegel: mandolin, tenor banjo, feet; Stuart Kenney: upright bass
Special Guests - Van Kaynor: fiddle; Mary Lea: fiddle; Susan Conger: fiddle; Michael Kerry: mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki
released in 2003
Re: High Clouds
I tweaked the name of the “The Irish-American” to just “Irish American” so that it would pick up the ABC already in the Troy McGilvary Live CD