Claudine Langille – formerly of Touchstone Irish music. vocal and tenor banjo
Bob Vasile – formerly of the Pratie Heads. cittern and guitar
The Low Highlanders
Fiddlin Al McCanless, fiddle, old-time banjo, guitar and mandolin.
Will McCanless, cittern, tenor banjo, fiddle guitar, reso-tenor guitar.
Virtuoso Colin Shoemaker on flute and penny whistle.
Sponsors: Black & Global Roots Concerts, Appalachian State U, and Our Town (Carrboro & Chapel Hill) National Endowment for the Arts and our hosts & listeners.
https://youtu.be/_Fy7t7UdCTQ Susanna Martin, Claudine with Touchstone
https://www.claudinelangille.com/bio Claudine’s bio from her website
http://pratieheads.com/ Bob Vasile from the Pratiehead website
https://youtu.be/r0OIRs7drDQ (Bob Vasile and Jane Peppler Pratieheads)
Contentment Is Wealth on WTJU (April 3, 2018). Al, Will and Colin live in Charlottesville
Allen McCanless aka Fiddlin’ Al McCanless has over 50 years of performing experience. Starting on harmonica and guitar in high school, he took up fiddle as sophomore at the UNC-CH School of Pharmacy. He was a founding member of legendary Newgrass group, the New Deal String Band. He has been a member of the Bluegrass Experience off and on for 45 years. Al spend years learning Irish-Celtic fiddle tunes and has made two recordings with his group Celtic Jam. He appeared on the first Red Clay Rambler Folkways recording, “The Red Clay Ramblers with Fiddlin’ Al McCanless”. Al has also recorded with Mike Cross, Alice Gerrard and many other groups as a guest fiddler. Now retired from pharmacy, Al spends his time between Pittsboro and Seagrove running the All In One Pottery Gallery with his wife Louise making pottery, building old-time open back banjos and gardening.