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Old 09-21-12, 09:28 PM   #6
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Default Jamming at Park Street

Played at Park Street station on the green line in the Boston (MBTA) subway with Ilana the fiddler..we do mostly old time music.. Her brother came by, and mentioned something worth repeating. I can't remember his exact words, but he made mention to a friend about the moments of joy on peoples faces as they realized what was going on, i.e us generating some good tunes in the subway. I think this is one of the big reasons that we do it. Otherwise, as someone once said, we could just make music in our living room. Of course there is a love of the music, and a small amount of cash too.

Here is a youtube link to one of my current favorite tunes.

The tune is played often at old time music jams...I read somehwre that it originated in the Cape Breton Islands.
The pig's foot referred to is a blacksmith's tool.
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