Erskine Morris (1913 – 1997)

Erskine Morris (1913 – 1997)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Little Boy's Reel (Teaching Files)

The Little Boy's Reel is one of my favourite D tunes of Erskine and is one I've played for the last five years or so. I first encountered it on Erskine's 1990 tape, one of his best and most energetic recordings. Have a listen to the original tune that I posted back in 2011:

Hear Erskine play the Little Boy's Reel

A reader of the blog from the Saguenay region of our province recently emailed me to ask if I would break the tune down for him so he could learn it. It's been a long time since I shared any teaching files on this blog so I thought I should fix that. Here's how I play the tune. I'm sure it's not note-for-note how Erskine played it. I play it slowly all the way through before breaking apart the low and high part in the next two files.

Learn the Little Boy's Reel

Enjoy and feel free to write me or leave a comment if you would like me to break down other Gaspé tunes you find on the blog.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Live From Brigid's Trailer (2013) - Brian Morris and Brigid Drody

On our sister blog, I just posted a playlist of guitar duets featuring Brian Morris (lead) and Brigid Drody (rhythm) that I recorded at the Pembroke festival in 2013. (It's easier to make playlists on the Wordpress blog platform). This is some top-notch instrumental guitar music and for me, captures the spirit of laid back afternoons with friends at the Pembroke festival. Check it out over there.