A sporadic, sometimes periodic, and quite possibly idiotic bits of info, thoughts, and musings about music and other stuff...

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John fron

John Fron (1945-2018)

It is often said that you can’t choose your neighbors - but if you are as lucky as Susie and I were in this regard, you may end up with the best as we did with John and Vicki Fron…

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Jimmy Keane CelticMKE interview

Artist Spotlight: Piano Accordionist Jimmy Keane 

CELTIC MKE·TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 

You grew up around music & your parents encouraged you to play, but what drew you to the piano accordion? 

J: It is a bit…

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Horse keane transcribed by sean mcguire

The Horse Keane and Sean McGuire...

Liz Carroll recently sent me an article written by Martin McGinley about the late great fiddler Sean McGuire (1927-2005). Liz asked me to make sure I read it all the way through. And lo and behold, there was a Sean McGuire handwritten…

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Trad Music Survey May 27-29, 2017 

Trad Music Survey May 27-29, 2017 

Surveyor/Pollster: Jimmy Keane 

100 Participants 

This was a non-scientific survey posted on social media and by direct outreach to some of my musician friends. 

Aside from cleaning up some text…

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Dennehy

Margie Dennehy (1936-2017)


Saddened to learn of the passing of Margie Dennehy on Sunday evening. Margie, along with her late husband Dennis, were co-founders of Dennehy Irish Dance. Margie was its heart and soul and was one of the nicest and kindest people you…

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oom... '-)

If womb is pronounced "woom" and tomb is pronounced "toom" -- shouldn't bomb be pronounced "boom"?? 

Oh wait... :-)

Allie accordion 1

Allie...

Allie was my muse. She would lie and listen for hours to many a sour note (and the odd sweet one too) - but none more sweet to me than her gentle song and prodding bark to let me know…

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A mighty squeeze

A Mighty Squeeze!!

Hi Folks -- the best of the New Year to you! 

Just wanted to give you a sneak peek of a few upcoming shows:


Longtime friend and fellow accordionist John Williams and I are reprising: 

A Mighty

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