First broadcast May 29, 2009

Fiddlin’ Around

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is a program designed to showcase the marvelous fiddling talents of four diverse musicians — internationally known Dave Swarbrick of England and Irish fiddler Martin Hayes, who now resides in Connecticut, and two fiddlers perhaps not as well known outside their music circles, New York City’s Bill Christophersen from the realm of old-time music and bluegrass fiddler Tad Marks from the Baltimore/Washington area. It constituted a wonderful night of music from four musicians who take the violin to new musical places (and their friends).

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Tad Marks, “Reuben’s Train”, Callin’ In The Dogs, Crop Circle Records


  • Bill Christophersen, “Widow Haley”, “East Tennessee Blues”, “Blind Fiddler”, “Beaumont Rag”, Hell & High Water, Independent


  • Dave Swarbrick, “Brilliancy Medley/Cherokee Shuffle”, “Boadicea”, “Carolanning”, “Hen’s March”, Swarb! (Box Set), Free Reed Records


  • Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, “Paul Ha’Penny Medley”, The Lonesome Touch, Green Linnet


  • Tad Marks, “Callin’ In The Dogs”, “Southwind”, “Freight Train”, “Remembrance Day Waltz”, Callin’ In The Dogs, Crop Circle Records


  • Bill Christophersen, “Meet Me By The Moonlight”, Hell & High Water, Independent

  • Martin Hayes, “The Clare Reel”, Welcome Here Again”, Green Linnet

  • Dave Swarbrick & Martin Carthy, “Finale Medley”, Swarb! (Box Set), Free Reed Records