First broadcast February 8, 2013

Fat Tuesday, Hammered Dulcimer Delights & Love Songs

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Connecticut is deep in the embrace of a historic blizzard as this show (taped the night before!) airs. So it offers pumped-up Cajun/Zydeco music to get listeners dancing (and warm) in their living rooms, love songs to warm their hearts and an enchanting set of Celtic music from multi-instrumentalists Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts of Maryland.

Of course, the show was also a nod to the coming Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day and the fact that Ashbrook and Oorts’ debut at the Branford Folk Music Society Saturday night fell victim to Storm Nemo. The society said they are trying to reschedule the concert.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Beausoleil, “Arcadian Two Step”, Vintage Beausoleil, Music Of The World

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  • File, “Chanson de Mardi Gras”, Cajun Dance Band, Flying Fish

  • Pine Leaf Boys, “Creole Mardi Gras”, Blues de Musicien, Arhoolie

  • Beausoleil w/ Canray Fontenot, “Parlez-nous a Boire”, Vintage Beausoleil, Music Of The World

  • Pine Leaf Boys, “Zydeco Gris Gris”, Blues de Musicien, Arhoolie

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  • Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, “The Belle & The Butler”, Spring Will Come, Foolscap Pub

  • Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, “Valse Petit Dejeuner”, Celtic Café, Maggie’s Music

  • Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, “Accordeon”, Spring Will Come, Foolscap Pub

  • Karen Ashbrook, “Crested Hens/Laride”, Knock On The Door, Maggie’s Music

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  • Mara Levine w/ Si Kahn, “The Dutchman”, “By My Side”, Jewels And Harmony, Independent

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  • Kate Wolf, “I Don’t Why”, Lines On The Paper, Rhino

  • Kate Wolf w/ Don Lange, “Rock Salt And Nails”, Looking Back At You, Rhino

  • Kate Wolf, “Give Yourself To Love”, The Wind Blows Wild, Kaleidoscope

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  • Amedee Breaux, “Ma Blonde Est Partie”, Cajun Dance Party: Fais Do-Do, Columbia/Legacy

  • Amede Ardoin, “Two Step de Eunice”, Cajun Dance Party: Fais Do-Do, Columbia/Legacy

  • Cleoma Breaux, “Mon Coeur T’Appelle”, Cajun Dance Party: Fais Do-Do, Columbia/Legacy

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  • Dennis Stroughmatt, “La Belle Blondine”, La Belle Blondine, Swallow Records

  • David Greeley, “Vermilion Girls/Fantasie du Vermilion”, Sud du Sud, Independent

  • Dennis Stroughmatt, “Red Wing”, La Belle Blondine, Swallow Records

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  • Mara Levine, “Leave Time”, Jewels And Harmony, Independent