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“Jordan JW Trio”, Celtic With A Twist, Performing In Barnstead (NH), Saturday, July 14, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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A short video I shot with my Sony a7 II.


The bagpipers that regaled us during the 10-minute intermission.

Again my video (as you, no doubt, cantell).


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Jordan JW Trio” were good, some of their vocal renditions exceptional and there were even some glimpses of brilliance. I was impressed and enjoyed their 110-minute performance — which included a few non-celtic numbers. They reminded me of ‘The Woods Tea Co’ (below) and when they played “The Wild Rover” they confirmed that I had been on the mark. Being compared to “Woods Tea” is not a bad thing. That, in my book, is quite an accolade. Yes, there were times that they brought to mind “The Brigadoons” — and that is not a bad thing either.

I think they can go far if they work on their vocal repertoire. Their reels and jigs are ‘OK’ but don’t set them apart. A large open field is never does sound systems any favors and that was the case with this concert. They probably sound even better in an enclosed hall.

During their 10-minute intermission, unannounced, four bagpipers turned up. That was a bonus and made my day. I hadn’t heard any pipes in awhile. Three of the pipers, in blue, were from a police pipe band from South Carolina. The leader of this group, in a green shirt, was an ex-Barnstead resident who lived in a house right on the edge of the green, They only played four tunes but that was good. I wish that the Trio had done at least one song with pipes. That would have been special.

But, all in all, a great evening in Barnstead. The rain stayed away and it was the usual amicable gathering with lots of kids and dogs and most of the kids have a ball.


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by Anura Guruge

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