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Archival Tune: Johnny Forrest

2014 May

This month, the Archival Tune features Johnny Forrest on the accordion. These tunes were recorded at a concert in Cornwall, but the year is not known. Johnny Forrest was a regular performer on Don Messer’s jubilee in the 1960s. Born in Carluke, Scotland (north of Glasgow) in 1936, he immigrated to Canada in 1956 on […]

Archival Tune: “Little” Jack MacDonald pt 3

2014 Mar

We’ll finish the “Little” Jack MacDonald series of posts with Winston Scotty Fitzgerald’s recollections of MacDonald in Cape Breton Magazine, volume 46. Fitzgerald was visiting Buddy MacMaster in Cape Breton, and after a late night he was awoken by a visit from MacDonald. Here’s what he says: “We got to bed – I don’t know […]