Gordon McLeod

Gordon McLeod
12/01/2013
Gordon McLeod

Story

 My grandson, Thomas, was afraid of the catfish in our lake when he was little. One night he had a bad dream about them.

Gordon: violin, guitar ,Dirje Smith: cello bass

Gordon McLeod
12/01/2013
Vittorio Monti
Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Gordon McLeod

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Norma Delia Boote McLeod, August 16, 1923-May 6, 1972. A wonderful, warm and beautiful person and the best Momma a boy ever had.

Gordon McLeod
12/01/2013
Gordon McLeod

Story

Violin, guitars and vocals: Gordon McLeod

Cello bass: Dirje Smith

Gordon McLeod
Gordon McLeod

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Gordon McLeod: violin, guitar, Milo Deering: mandolin, Dirje Smith: cello bass

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Gordon McLeod
Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Gordon McLeod

Lyrics

 

 

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Gordon McLeod

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Morgan Amanda Elizabeth McLeod , I am proud to say, is my daughter, kindred spirit and friend. She is a world class dancer, a great educator, a talented rockin' good drummer, ukelelist, dog whisperer, pianist and all round fantastic person.

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Al Jolson, ,Buddy De Sylva and Vincent Rose
Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Composed by Otis Williams / Tiny Grimes / William "Mickey" Stevenson

Story

I have been singing this song for years. The best element in music is humor--Mama , please give me some gold!

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Tchaikovsky

Story

This is a cover of the great Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhart's version of this wonderful classical melody from Tchaikovsky. The fantastically talented Milo Deering, Stalwart of the Dallas music scene, adds some really fine pedal steel guitar. 

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Zequinha de Abreu

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Dirje Smith has created a wonderfully  artful and hilarious string accompaniment to this classic Brazilian tune (Is a brazilian more or less than a billion?) Cha Cha Cha!

Gordon McLeod
Django Reinhardt

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Gordon: violin, Christy  McLeod: guitar, Dirje Smith: cello

Like most swing fiddlers, this is the first Gypsy jazz tune I learned. I never get tired of it! Dirje rocks on the cello and Christy beats out a mean rhythm as always.

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
traditional

Story

Slides!

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
traditional

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Reels!

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
traditional

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A bit of harmonic minor heresy!

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
Dennis Murphy

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Dave Lovrien--low whistle, Allison Hicks-Piano-Gordon McLeod--fiddles and guitar.

Sliabh Luachra Slides! Thanks to my friends from Sliabh Notes--Matt Cranitch, Donal Murphy and Tommy O'Sullivan for turning me on to this stuff! And to Clare Cason for teaching me the Denis Murphy classic,  "The Weavers".

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
traditional

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Pat Thurmond played a track of Kevin Burke playing this reel with Gerry O'Beirne on  12 string guitar accompaniment in 1993 and I was hooked! I had ot learn to make that sound!

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
traditional

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Thanks to Mickey Dunne, fabulous uillean piper from Limerick and  fine fiddler as well, for giving me the first tune, and to Kevin Burke for the second.

Gordon McLeod
12/09/2013
traditional

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Paul Bradley and Siobhan Peoples taught me the last tune, James Kelly the first one, and Matt Cranitch the middle one. All extremely fine tunes!

Gordon McLeod
12/19/2013
traditional

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Thanks to Clare Cason for the first tune, Donal Murphy for the second and Melanie Murphy for the third polka--all smashing tunes!