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Reflecting the Past

Reflecting the Past

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  1. Patronella
    Crooked Stovepipe
  2. Rippling Water
    Major Mackie's Jig
    White Water Jig
  3. Shamus O'Brien
  4. Levantine's Barrel
    Monkey's Wedding
  5. Let's Have a Ceilidh
    Miss McLeod's
    Fairy Dance
    Mason's Apron
  6. Black Velvet Waltz
  7. Skiffle Fiddle
  8. Ragtime Annie
  9. My Pretty Girl
  1. Over the Waves
  2. Girl I Left Behind Me
    Buffalo Gals
  3. Lone Star Rag
  4. Dry River Waltz
  5. Rock Valley
    Andy's Jig
    Farmer's Jamboree
    Little Burnt Potato
  6. Joy-El Waltz
  7. Back Up and Push
  8. Flop Eared Mule
    Turkey In The Straw
    Arkansas Traveller
  9. He

Liner Notes

This recording is truly a reflection of the past - old time fiddle music as played and enjoyed by my family for six generations. The fiddler in the reflection in the mirror on the front cover is my great-grandfather, Charlie Dyer. He was a finalist at the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, Shelburne, Ontario in 1951. My mother, Carolyn accompanied him at the contest that year. She plays piano on this album.

Although some of the tunes recorded here are more recent vintage, they were all chosen because they were composed and are performed in the style of the pioneers of Canadian fiddling.

I am very fortunate to have some great musicians who perform live with me as well as on this recording. I thank all of them for their loyalty and support. Most of all I dedicate this album to my late father, Mervyn. He was my inspiration for playing this music. I can only strive to achieve the 'perfect sound' as he always did.

I hope you enjoy this collection of old time fiddling.


Scott Woods: Fiddle & Drums
Kendra (Woods) Norris: Harmony Fiddle & Accordion
Carolyn Woods: Piano
Ivan Felker: Acoustic Guitar
Karl Watson: Bass
Doug Stronach: Drums
Bruce Timmins: Electric Guitar & Lap Steel
Tyler Beckett: Acoustic Guitar


Produced by: Scott Woods
Musical Arrangements by: Scott Woods, SOCAN
Recorded & Mixed by: Scott Woods at McLeod Music Studios, Fergus, Ontario
Mastered by: Doug Stronach, Eclipse Music Productions, Fergus, Ontario
Photography & Graphic Design by: Janet McGlynn, Zero Gravity Design, London, Ontario

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