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Heather’s Polka

Here’s a fun tune I wrote during Liz Carroll’s Irish fiddle class at UW-Milwaukee in 2003. That semester with Liz was great! Lots of tunes & lots of laughs. I originally titled this polka ‘Liz’s Class’, but everybody around Milwaukee…

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Wishing

A 4 part rambling single reel with some unusual chord changes thrown in. Written sometime in 2009.

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Pigs In A Blanket

This slide was inspired by two good friends, Andreas Transo and Paul Marshall, and their amusing mishaps & adventures. Written during a visit to Ireland in December 2008.

(Pig in a blanket is an appetizer also referred to as a…

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Barely Slidin’ By

A jumpy slide written on November 22, 2004. Pairs nicely with Olivia’s Not Sleepy

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Olivia’s Not Sleepy

A slide I wrote for my very energetic younger daughter Olivia Tyler Tiarks in 2005. She’s still often wide awake when she should be sleeping.

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Tank Commander

Slip Jig written in memory of world bodhran champion (& all-around great guy) Paul Phillips from Belfast, Northern Ireland RIP 2007. This tune was included on the ‘New Years Eve Session 2008’ recordings to benefit the Paul Phillips Memorial Bodhran…

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Chocolate Milk Reel

A reel I wrote for my daughter Kelsy Ana Lewin in 2005 when chocolate milk was her favorite thing.

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Wishing, Too

Another version of ‘Wishing’ written in 2005

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Checkered Blanket

This is the other tune written for Liz Carroll’s class & later recorded on the ‘Athas’ CD. The tune didn’t have a title when I composed it, so I just named it after the first thing I saw when I…

Typolka

A polka written for my kitty Tipika ❤