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MP3 Country Capers: Jane Landstra, Ken Embrey & David Denz - Farther Be In The Welcomer

Our tunes and style with ancient and modern Scottish,and Irish derived melodies reflect the band''s ongoing musical dalliance: sojourns to eastern maritime--Cape Breton Island, Quebec and includes parspel--Scandinavian twin fiddling of Norway and Sweden.

11 MP3 Songs in this album (60:22) !
Related styles: FOLK: Celtic Folk, FOLK: Contra Dance

Country Capers began when Jane Landstra and Ken Embrey met in Mendicino, California, over three decades ago. In addition to dances and lighter performances, we do all-instrumental programs for weddings, solemn occasions; or dinners and can cater to the needs of the occasion. We play engagements, weddings, birthday parties, folk festivals, farmers'' markets, coffee houses, music halls, dance parties. We are always booked for St. Patrick''s Day and major Swedish and Norwegian holidays by early October. We are available for hire, often on relatively short notice, as a duo (Ken and Jane) or a trio and play venues small or large.

Jane Landstra has been playing Celtic and Scandinavian fiddle for over 30 years. Jane embraces folk music as lead fiddler & vocalist, composer, fiddle & dance teacher, and artistic music director in many folk dialects spanning 3 decades of experience. She specializes in Celtic and Nordic, with graceful familiarity of English country dance music. She performs on fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, voice and piano.

Ken Embrey, a long-time string and squeeze wizard, creates traditional harmonies and chording for esoteric musical moments that stretch from the Cajun southwest to far-out Nordic tunes on fiddle. He plays a two row "torader" accordion, several old Cajun squeeze boxes, guitar and munn (mouth) harp.

David Denz combines many years of traditional music performance with superb arranging abilities and an ear for interesting harmonies. He performs on cittern, Uilleann pipes (in D and B), guitar, and wooden flute.

Robyn Marie Embrey occasionally performs with Country Capers and is currently on the folk music trail with Cajun accordion, and electric bass. Her newest interest is bluegrass music. Most recently, Robyn won the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. Division II Women''s Downhill race "...in formidable fashion and clocking the fastest female time of the day..." on October 25th, 2008. Her parents, Ken and Jane are extremely proud.

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