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Alton, N.H., Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ, August 15, 2015 — Day Of ‘Babershop Jamboree’.

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This BBQ kind of dovetailed very nicely with the 2015 “Alton Bay Babershop Jamboree“. Many of those in Alton for the Jamboree drifted over for the BBQ — as did we. It was good. Half a chicken each for the adults with baked potato, bread, corn, ice cream and drinks. Good deal. We had fun.

I had expected that we would be serenaded by Babershop quartets. No such luck. But we had some good conversations with some Babershop aficionados, from Cape Cod, who had come to the Alton Jamboree, on a regular basis, in the ol’ days.




“Alton Bay Barbershop Jamboree”, August 15, 2015 — Pictures & YouTube Videos.

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‘The Brigadoons’ NEW 2015 “Kitchen Ceilidh” CD Set Is Now On Sale — Rejoice!

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2014 Highland Games, Loon, N.H.

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This is brilliant. I have the two CDs here with me as I write and I am listening to CD2 right now. They arrived in the mail today (Saturday) from Canada. Denis Carr had kindly sent them to me for ‘review’.

In my opinion, and I could be wrong, there can be no greater compliment than you can pay a group — about one of their CDs — than to say that you can truly see them in your mind’s eye performing the music as you listen to the CD. And that is very much the case here. I can SEE Denis Carr singing these songs. It is JUST LIKE being at a “Briagdoons” concert — say at the ‘Highland Games‘ at Loon. I guess, over the last 16 years I must have seen “The Briagdoons” perform, all at Loon, maybe 20 to 25 times — maybe a few more. Yes, there were years when I went for the whole weekend and would see “The Brigadoons” MULTIPLE times a day. To me, the ‘Highland Games’ at Loon is first and foremost “The Brigadoons” and then everybody else! I am NOT kidding. The kids know it and the wife is picking up on it. When we go the ‘Games’ there is one and one thing that I have to see and I am not content till I have seen ‘it’ — and that is “The Brigadoons”. It gets highlighted on our master schedule. Everything else has to fit around that. Yes, if you haven’t sussed it out by now, I am a huge fan and the family think they are GREAT too.

So, if I tell you that I can see them and feel them — and it is just like being at a “Brigadoon” concert — when I am listening to these CDs, please believe me. Other than being a huge fan I have no reason to deceive you on this. That is not my style. If the CDs didn’t come up to snuff I would have made a snide but telling comment. Not so. Love them. THANK YOU, GUYS! Much appreciated.

OK. Yes, full disclosure. Denis Carr asked me early on in the year as to whether there were any songs I would like on the CDs — because he kind of knows that I think they are the cat’s whiskers. I asked for the “Rose of Allendale” and “Burning of St. Raphael’s” (though I will MISS Jackie Smith on that). They both made it. Am I chuffed? Denis singing “Rose of Allendale” always gives me goose bumps. And listening to it on the CD gave me goose bumps. They did a grand job. I am so HAPPY.

Please do yourself a huge favor and get these 2 CDs. You will thank me for telling you to do that. It has this on the CDs. E-mail Denis Carr to order the CDs. His e-mail, as it appears on the CD covers, and this e-mail does work (since that is what I use to contact Denis) is: dcarr11@cogeco.ca.

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They also now have an ACTIVE Facebook. See below.

So, you should be all set. This has been quite the musical weekend for me. Friday night, “Hot Club of Cowtown“. Then today, Saturday, I was at Alton Bay for 2 hours listening to the “Barbershop Jamboree“. Then I get home and I get to listen to these two CDs.


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“Alton Bay Barbershop Jamboree” Returns To Alton, N.H. Sat. August 15, 2015.

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Tentative schedule: Friday, August 14 to 16, 2015.
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Not sure there is anything more that I can add other than to wish them all, all the best.


Some Amazing Pictures Of Mount Washington (N.H.) Ice & Rime.

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In my all time favorite newspaper, the U.K. “Daily Mail”, which I read daily, in bed, while drinking my coffee and listening to CNBC … waiting for 9 am so I can also catch some TV news. Click to access original. Always worthwhile visiting the “Daily Mail”.


What made seeing these pictures even more special and pertinent is that I am just finishing the book “Mount Washington Reoccupied” (The experiences of a scientific expedition upon the highest mountain in New England–1932-33) by Robert Scott Monahan — the father of our friend (and Devanee’s mentor) Dan Monahan of ‘Clearlakes Chorale‘ and ‘Barbershop‘ fame. This book, published in 1933, talks a lot, as you would expect, about the frozen wonderland ice formations and rime — such as 42″ feathers appearing overnight on a ‘guy wire’ following a storm. Keeping rime off the anemometers, even one that was heated with a 450W electrical element, was a constant challenge and it is fascinating to read about the challenges, 80 years ago, of just trying to get halfway accurate wind speed readings — stuff we kind of take for granted today.

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