Beverwyck String Band | Cat Out of the Bag

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Cat Out of the Bag

by Beverwyck String Band

A high-spirited selection of reels, jigs and waltzes expertly articulated by fiddle, mandolin, piano and guitar. Includes several recently composed tunes.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Miss Monahan's/Reel Confusion/Wissahickon Drive
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2. Paddy on the Railroad/Father Kelly's/St. Antoine's
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3:27 album only
3. Swedish Wedding March from Malung
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4. Hudson River Steam Boat/Sackett's Harbor
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5. Vitamin C/Mug of Brown Ale/The Joy of My Life
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6. Vinton's Hornpipe/Saratoga Hornpipe/President Garfield's Hornpip
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7. Salbohedsvalsen
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8. Wizard's Walk/Growling Old Man Old Woman
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9. Gaspe Reel/Celina/Da Tushkar
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10. Big Tom's Farewell/Dunford's Fancy
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11. Wedding Waltz for Will and Melissa
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12. Spootiskerry/Cat Out of the Bag/Confidence Reel
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13. Lullaby for Sophia
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Album Notes
The Beverwyck String Band is Kristen Brunner Hislop on piano and fiddle, Britany Orlebeke on fiddle, and Peter Siegel on everything else, including guitar, mandolin, banjo, bodhran and percussive feet.

Kristen, Britany and Peter met in Albany, New York in 1993 and have been playing together as the Beverwyck String Band ever since. Named after the 17th century Dutch town on the Hudson River that later became known as Albany, the band brings their energy and enthusiasm for traditional dance music to contra dances and events throughout the Northeast and beyond.

Our first album, "Cat out of the Bag" was a joy to make, and we think that joy is reflected in the tunes you will hear. We are particularly pleased to feature several recently composed tunes, including three by Kristen Brunner Hislop, our piano player.

Our thanks go to Paul Rosenburg, David Kaynor, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Peter Stix, Mark Bagdon, Peter Davis, Jim Kimball and all the other musicians and callers who have encouraged us and inspired us over the years. Thanks to the dance communities of the Hudson Valley, western Massachusetts, northern Vermont, Rochester and Ithaca for dancing to our music and welcoming us into their homes. Thanks to Pete Sutherland, Lane Gibson, and Chuck Eller for making the recording experience so much fun.


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