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For folks who haven't heard the 'Fairy Dance.'

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Comment by Paul Draper on December 5, 2013 at 10:45pm

Thanks for posting this Terry.  I only knew it as Old Molly Hare.

Comment by Bell Banjos on December 5, 2013 at 11:33pm

I always enjoy your clips, Paul. Very musical and clean.

Comment by Paul Draper on December 5, 2013 at 11:47pm
Thanks Terry.
Comment by Ian Bell on December 6, 2013 at 8:15am
Thanks for posting that Terry. I saw the Cunningham Bros. a few times when they were in Canada for festivals. They were always so good they were scary. Fiddle player Johnny died a few years ago but Phil is still active and has made some great recordings with fissler Aly Bain.
Comment by Ian Bell on December 6, 2013 at 8:16am

Aly's actually a "fiddler". (He may be a fissler too!)

Comment by Paul Draper on December 6, 2013 at 8:51am
Especially if he can fiddle and whistle at the same time...
Comment by Al Smitley on December 6, 2013 at 10:24am

I once had Aly Bain's and Dave Richardson's lives in my hands when I gave them a ride to a Boys of the Lough concert they were playing.

Comment by Bell Banjos on December 6, 2013 at 10:38am

Al, that's pretty cool. My brother's claim to fame is that he went to the bathroom with Cathal. I saw Aly and Phil and NEVER laughed so hard. It hurt. I wanted Phil to stop with the jokes it hurt so bad.

Comment by Al Smitley on December 6, 2013 at 10:43am

I agree.  I've seen them a couple times at the Ark in Ann Arbor.  Once you begin to understand Phil's accent, they are VERY entertaining from their music, to Phil's stories, to Aly rolling his eyes!

This thread has reminded me to keep an eye out in case they return to the Ark!

Comment by Bell Banjos on December 6, 2013 at 11:24am

Yup, the Ark. Remember the first joke? A Scotsman invented the toilet seat, but a Shetland Islander put the hole in it.

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