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reviews Old Virginia by Rattle on the Stovepipe

This trio of Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart explore the interwoven worlds of traditional British and Appalachian songs and tunes. Their musical background makes them uniquely qualified to delve into this fascinating cross cultural area. Dave regularly visits the Appalachian region where he collects songs, stories and plays with local musicians. Pete is a respected fiddle teacher and researcher his interest in Old Time music stems from living in West Virginia and North Carolina in the 70's. Dan started with recorder and guitar before turning to Old Time Banjo. 'Chinquapin Hunting', 'Sandy Boys', 'Bonny Prince Charlie', 'Elk River Blues', 'Santa Annas Retreat' to 'Duncan and Brady Colemans March' and 'The Gipsy Girl' all guaranteed to put a smile on your face skip in your step and warmth in your heart. Very informative notes about the songs and tunes are on the insert. Sensitive ballads, hell for leather dance tunes, memorable chorus songs and sheer good fun that's Rattle on the Stovepipe.