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Hope Hoffman | Cows Go Sailing: Live, Original Fiddle

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Cows Go Sailing: Live, Original Fiddle

by Hope Hoffman

French, Irish and Scandinavian styles reflect the cultural landscape of fiddler/composer Hope Hoffman’s time in Maine, and her playful, ethereal and rootsy melodies come to life in this collection of concert recordings.
Genre: Kids/Family: Kid Friendly
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Cows go Sailing
2:35 $2.00
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2. Out of the Woods
1:04 $1.00
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3. 8th of February / Quadrille de Mont-Cans
2:48 $3.00
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4. Bean by Bean
1:40 $4.00
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5. "squash story"
0:21 album only
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6. Goodnight / Kindness
2:27 $1.00
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7. Out on the Water
2:19 $1.00
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8. Sniffing Snow / Albatross
3:14 $3.00
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9. Prosper Barter
2:01 $1.00
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10. "a happy cat"
0:41 album only
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11. Dining Room Polka / Snowshoe Polka
2:28 $1.00
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12. Red Haired Boy
1:06 $1.00
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

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Album Notes
Live recordings of original fiddle compositions, with the sprightly Kittlish trio’s viola, cittern, guitar, percussion and jaw harp. Hoffman’s imaginative, narrative and earthy approach to composing gives her tunes an inner life and engaging personalities, while grounding them in rhythms and phrasing which traditional dancers enjoy.

"Hoffman … plays a fine, rhythmically charged fiddle informed by time spent with Don Roy and other Maine fiddle monsters. Her original fiddle tunes … are beautiful and authentic, and make great contra dance and/or kitchen music." -- Will Gottlieb, reviewer for Maine's Coastal Journal

Combining a natural warmth and enthusiasm with insightful and creative musicianship, Hope Hoffman & Kittlish trio take old tunes on enchanting, detailed adventures and new tunes to delighted audiences and dancers.

These CD covers are printed with vegetable inks on recycled paper.

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