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Country Capers: Jane Landstra, Ken Embrey & David Denz | Farther Be In The Welcomer

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Farther Be In The Welcomer

by Country Capers: Jane Landstra, Ken Embrey & David Denz

Lively and sweet ancient and modern Scottish,and Irish derived melodies reflect the band's ongoing musical dalliance: sojourns to eastern maritime--Cape Breton Island, Quebec and includes parspel--Scandinavian twin fiddling of Norway and Sweden.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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1. Swingin' on a Gate / Green Field's of Americ a / Ice on the Po
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2. Rights of Man / Stack of Barley /Trip to Durrow
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3. Var Det Du / Uti Grønne Haugen / Kung Karl Halling av Anders Ros
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4. Christmas Day Ida Moarnin' jig / Christmas Eve reel
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5. Teaspoon of Gunpowder / Paul Wukitch's Trip to Port Townsend/ R
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6. Hambo På Puget Soundet!
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7. Munster Lasses / Light and Airy /Miss Carmichael/ Miss Gordon of
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8. Julottan Polska / Vårlengt Reinlender
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9. Olympic Farewell waltz /Trip to Nenagh / Pedaling Patterns/ Hugh
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10. Gabe's Hospitality jig / Islandwood jig / Unfortunate Rake/ Mis
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11. Min Levnads Afton Gånglåt/ Le Petit PT Chalet waltz
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Album Notes
Country Capers began when Jane Landstra and Ken Embrey met in Mendicino, California, over three decades ago. In addition to dances and lighter performances, 'Capers' (alias Nordleik) do instrumental programs for all size private and corporate occasions: weddings, parties, solemn gatherings, dinners--catering to the needs of each event. We play folk festivals, farmers' markets, coffee houses, music halls, dance parties. We book for St. Patrick's Day and major Swedish and Norwegian holidays by early October. But, we are also available for hire on relatively short notice--a duo,Ken and Jane or our trio.

Jane Landstra has been playing Celtic and Scandinavian fiddle 30 plus years and embraces folk music as lead fiddler,vocalist, composer, fiddle & dance teacher, and artistic music director in many folk dialects spanning 3 decades of experience. She specializes in Celtic and Nordic, with graceful familiarity of English country dance music. She also performs on Hardanger fiddle, and piano.

Ken Embrey, a long-time string and squeeze wizard, creates traditional harmonies and chording for esoteric musical moments that stretch from the Cajun southwest to far-out Nordic tunes on fiddle. He plays a two row "torader" accordion, several old Cajun squeeze boxes,concertina, guitar and munn (mouth) harp.

David Denz combines many years of traditional music performance with superb arranging abilities and an ear for interesting harmonies. He performs on cittern, Uilleann pipes (in D and B), guitar, and wooden flute.

Robyn Marie Embrey occasionally performs with Country Capers and is currently on the folk music trail with Cajun accordion, and electric bass. Her newest interest is bluegrass music. Most recently, Robyn won the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. Division II Women's Downhill race "...in formidable fashion and clocking the fastest female time of the day..." on October 25th, 2008. Her parents, Ken and Jane are extremely proud.



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Hearth Music

Fine Traditional Music from the Northwest
Country Capers is a fine traditional band hailing from the Pacific Northwest. They've dropped deep roots in these soils, drawing their musical inspirations from the traditional musicians who've traveled out here or who they've gone to visit themselves. On their album, Farther Be In The Welcomer, their tunes come from Irish, Cape Breton, Swedish, and Scottish traditions. Anchored by the lovely fiddling of Jane Landstra and the lush accompaniment of guitarist Ken Embrey, along with local flutist and piper David Denz, this trio of Washington State musicians have an excellent grasp of these traditions and the roving spirits to bring this music back home.