We are happy to offer some special notes on all of the songs on the CD. Some of the text will be identical to that found on the CD, while there are special comments and further information added--some of which was not able to be printed due to size constraints. We hope you will enjoy this companion to your CD purchase. There are additional external links to other sites offering lyrics and guitar chords and tabulature for your convenience.
Dancing Bear [Bob McQuillen]/Tarbolton Reel [Traditional]
Adap. and Arr. by Henry the Fiddler
While a modern composition, Dancing Bear has that eastern European flavor set beside the wonderful traditional Irish fiddle tune, Tarbolton Reel. The Bear dances faster and faster while visiting the Tarbolton Reel twice during the course of the song. Listen for Henry's twin fiddling as it comes into the end of the medley. We thank Bob McQuillen of the Canterbury Country Orchestra, author of many memorable fiddle tunes, for his permission to put Dancing Bear on this CD.
Henry - lead and harmony fiddles Brian - guitar Ernie - bass
Dancing Bear and Tarbolton Reel