Songs and Tunes on Youtube

New Videos from 2016

Ghost Riders - Singing live from Brooklyn at The Exceedingly Good Song Night

Gatwick Pastimes - Stuck in the airport with only a concertina for amusement

Oyster Heaven in Whitstable - A gastronomical travelogue

Fairground Frolics - featuring Jody Kruskal’s Virtual Calliope.

Vintage photos tell the stories behind old-time songs:

Here are six entertaining old-time music videos I've put up on youtube. They feature Ken Burns style slide shows of 19th and early 20th century photos along with tracks from my CDs...

When the Taters Are All Dug
- Maine potato harvest

Bravest Cowboy
- cow punchers, desperados and pioneer women

Wreck of the Six Wheeler - old trains, wrecks and hobos

Give the Fiddler a Dram - small town girl runs off to seek her fortune

Once More a Lumbering Go - logging in the American Northeast

When the Frost is on the Pumpkin - poem by James Whitcomb Riley

Videos featuring vintage art set to concertina tunes:

Pixie Wings - 94 vintage fairy paintings and illustrations by 36 artists, all set to my concertina tune, Pixie Wings. A miniature fairy vacation.

Roslin Castle - a lovely and pathetic Scotch Air. Illustrating the music are five 19th century watercolors, engravings and lithographs depicting the picturesque pleasures of ancient ruined towers rising high above a deep glen of the river Esk.

Live performance videos:

Wedding Dress - Seaford Folk Club, UK, October 19, 2012:

Morning Blues - Union Music Store October 29 2011:

Bravest Cowboy - Shammick Acoustic Folk Club Nov. 23, 2013:

Lightning Express - Devizes Folk Club, November 25, 2013:

It’s My Lazy Day - Seaford Folk Club, UK, October 19, 2012:

Dancing Henry #1 - Union Music Store October 29 2011:

Dancing Henry #2 - Union Music Store October 29 2011:

Contra dance CDNY - Manhattan, NY March 1, 2014:

Concertina tunes from my studio:

Zelda - French dance tune by Philippe Plard.

Hop and Skip - A lumpy hornpipe for English dances.

Boda Waltz - Traditional Swedish tune:

Auld Lang Syne - Happy New Year 2015!