Jody Kruskal Posted June 19, 2008 Share Posted June 19, 2008 There were 52 sword dance teams from England, Europe and the US performing at 8 continuous venues in the historic walled town of York, all at the 5th International Sword Spectacular Festival. I was invited to join the band, playing music for the Boston MA Orion Sword dance team, displaying their uniquely American style based on English traditions. The band was me and my brother Tom Kruskal on Anglo concertina and banjo, Eric McDonald playing guitar and Chris O’Brian on Alto Sax and low D whistle. After the performing was over, three of us (Chris had pressing parental duties to attend to, sorry, no Take Five to listen to) retired to the cozy parlor of our B&B and recorded some of the music that we had been making... then off to the pub! I hope you enjoy hearing what we were up to in York. Click the link below to hear us play: Estampe, Keys to the Cellar, Masters in this Hall, Sportsmen's Hornpipe Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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