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I would say Gordie MacKeeman, of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, is a virtoso fiddle player, except I need a more exhilarating word than that.

I would say Gordie MacKeeman, of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, is a virtoso fiddle player, except I need a more exhilarating word than that. He doesn’t just play at lightning speed, he plays with the fiddle under his arm while he is doing a thundering step dance. He plays standing on top of a double bass, while the double bass is being played by someone else.

Gordie MacKeeman Picture: Celia Bartlett PhotographyGordie MacKeeman Picture: Celia Bartlett Photography

I daresay he could play under water or falling out of the sky.

Rhythm is the word. This is surely the most cheerful music in the world. Most of it with an irresistable beat. But there was also The Maritime Lullaby, a sweet melody which he said was written for the people waiting at home when they toured. “Whenever you phone them, it’s always either too early or too late, they always seem to be sleeping.”

 

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