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Billy Sutton -- Not a Word

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David Dalton

Sep 17, 2023, 10:48:16 PM9/17/23
When I was at Féile Séamus Creagh, ,
which I highly recommend as an intimate low-cost indoor
world-class Celtic festival, a bit more than a week ago, I
picked up the instrumental CD by Billy Sutton entitled
Not a Word.

On it, Billy plays button accordion, fiddle, tenor banjo, mandolin,
bodhran, guitars, mandocello, bouzouki, and bass guitar, and
composed, performed, recorded and mixed all the music (it
was mastered by Jason Whelan).

It consists of sets of

Newfoundland singles
Slow reels
A waltz
A march
A slow air

Anyway, I highly recommend the recording, and recommend
the tunes to any players looking for new material.

At the festival, Billy played as part of the trio Miscellany of Folk,
which also includes Benny McCarthy and Eddie Costello
from Ireland (Billy is from Newfoundland). (He also filled
in for Aaron Collis who was sick with Covid, in playing
with Emilia Bartellas.) Miscellany of Folk are working
on a recording which promises to be very good. Billy
is also a regular session host here in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Billy’s web site is and you can
download the tunes for Can$9.99 (US$7.39) or
both download them and get the physical CD for
Can$20 (US$14.80). OK, he owes me a pint
of beer. (Just kidding, I haven’t spoken to him much
since my old days as an Erin’s Pub regular.)

-- Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"For she is the perfect creature, natural in every feature
And I am the geek with the alchemists' stone" (Jimmy MacCarthy)

David Dalton

Sep 18, 2023, 11:46:02 PM9/18/23
On Sep 18, 2023, David Dalton wrote
(in article<>):
You can stream the first track, the Singles,
under the Music tab on the website, for free.

David Dalton

Sep 18, 2023, 11:50:34 PM9/18/23
On Sep 19, 2023, David Dalton wrote
(in article<>):
Actually no, you can stream the first 30 seconds of
each of the ten tracks for free.

David Dalton

Sep 29, 2023, 10:29:10 PM9/29/23
On Sep 18, 2023, David Dalton wrote
(in article<>):

The Miscellany of Folk album Atlantic Sounds is now out
and can be streamed or downloaded through

-- Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
"And the cart is on a wheel; And the wheel is on a hill
And the hill is shifting sand; And inside these laws we stand” (Ferron)

David Dalton

Oct 3, 2023, 9:51:10 PM10/3/23
On Sep 29, 2023, David Dalton wrote
(in article<>):
I’l post again when I learn that the physical CD has been
released and of a source, e.g. Fred’s Records.
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