There Were Mountains

Recorded 15 Nov 2015 with David Morrissey
Written by Graham Lindsey
http://grahamlindsey.com

I was in Calgary after the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards (held in Edmonton this year), and decided to take a trip to Canmore to see the mountains. Unfortunately it was very cloudy, so I didn’t really see anything – so I sat in my rental car and wrote this tune.

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Stephen Harper’s Jig

I wrote a tune for Stephen Harper! (No, it’s most definitely not a commission.) It’s a lively “jig”, in 5/8 with a couple of bars of 6/8, but usually not where you’ll hear it.

Newfoundland players would call “Stephen Harper’s Jig” a crooked tune.

As I said to a friend, adding a beat or two to throw a little bump in would make a mildly crooked tune, but I went for “the full Harper”.

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Ellen’s Jig

Recorded 11 Feb 2015 with Ellen Gibling
Written by Graham Lindsey
http://grahamlindsey.com

This one proves that all you need to do to have a tune named for you is to compliment the guy who wrote it! It’s a nice little jig that people have seemed to latch onto.

Harp accompaniment by Ellen Gibling, a harpist working in Halifax.

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Grit’s Jig

Recorded 11 Feb 2015 with Ellen Gibling
Written by Graham Lindsey
http://grahamlindsey.com

This is the first tune of mine that I’d played in public – now named for Grit Laskin, maker of fine stringed instruments, and without which I wouldn’t have written any tunes at all. Thanks, Grit!

Harp accompaniment by Ellen Gibling, a harpist working in Halifax.

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The Sarah Burnell Band – Trip To Pakistan

Trip To Pakistan, played here by The Sarah Burnell Band, was the single most cited YouTube video that I’ve been in – I’m not sure that qualifies it as having gone viral, but it’s popular! The tune “Trip to Pakistan” was written by Niall Kenny.

On The Track – NCB

This is a video from 2002, recorded by Rogers Community Television in Ottawa, at Centrepointe Theatre. People keep saying they like seeing the video, so I’m happy to include it here.