This collection of songs grew out of a workshop at Rainy Camp, a weekend singing retreat of the Seattle Song Circle at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation, WA, Feb. 4 - 6, 2005. Most of the songs were recorded live in the camp chapel, others were recorded or taken from previous recordings as indicated. Some of these songs are traditional, others are newer songs written in the traditional style. Some have never been recorded before. They all represent a part of the ongoing folklore of the Pacific Northwest. The musicians are all ordinary local people, friends and members of the Seattle Song Circle. These are not big-name recording artists, but just folks who like to make their own music. This is what ‘'folk music’' is all about. Stewart Hendrickson

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Musicians: Linda Allen, Andy Blyth, Mary Garvey, Paddy Graber, Stewart Hendrickson, Percy Hilo, Allan Hirsch, Dick Holdstock, Roxann Ketch, David MacAuslan, Susy McAleer, Jerry Middaugh, Bob Nelson, Don Olds, Jean Smith, Mariide Widmann. © Celtic-Palatine Recordings, October 1, 2005. Stewart Hendrickson









Paddy Graber - The Craic Was Great (2003)

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Paddy Graber is a traditional singer and story-teller from Vancouver, B.C. He was born in Clonmel, County Tipperary in Ireland, and grew up in a rich musical family. His mother was a well-known traditional singer in Counties Limerick and Tipperary. Paddy is an expert on Irish history, folklore, and music. Much of his musical repertoire comes from his family in Ireland and often includes local variants of traditional Irish songs. He has also written songs of his own. Paddy has performed at Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle every year of its existence but one. He is a real treasure, and his songs and stories need to be preserved and passed on to future generations.

In November, 2003, I spent a couple of days with Paddy in Seattle, recording his stories and songs. Here is a sample of some of them; there are more to be released in the future. - Stewart Hendrickson, November, 2003.




Erin's Green Shore
Stewart Hendrickson

Erin’s Green Shore
Rambles of Spring
Lament for Limerick
Ned of the Hill
Mo Róisín Dubh/ Geaftai Bhaile Bui/ Caoineadh Uí Dhónail/ Coolin
A Stor Mo Chroi
Lough Sheelin Eviction
Jamie Raeburn
Long Cookstown
Bonnie Irish Maid
John Ryan’s/ Denis Murphy’s/ I’ll Tell Me Ma
Stone By Dan Murphy’s Store
Green Grows the Laurel



The Road Goes Ever On
Stewart Hendrickson

1. The Road Goes Ever On
2. Upon the Hearth the Fire is Red
3. In the Willow-Meads of Tasarinan
4. In Western Lands
5. Namarie
6. I Sit Beside the Fire
7. Errantry

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