Tom Fitzgerald on fiddle Spencer Murray on Whistle/flute Max Senitt on drums Fergus Brown O'Byrne on accordion/concertina Rory Graham on fiddle (O'reilly's Set) Gus La Casse on fiddle (Acadiana) Jacob McCauley on bodhran Fergus O'Byrne on bodhran (O'reilly's Set) Steve Lilly for remote recording John Maclean for recording/mixing and mastering!
This song is dedicated to a fellow named Alex, who some know as "The Last Anishnabe". The Anishabe (or Ojibway) people lived in Northern Ontario/Quebec for Millenia prior to Europeans arriving to Canada. They lived completely off the land as hunter gatherers. Alex was born into a traditional Anishnabe family and grew up dogsledding, hunting and trapping in his ancestral lands. After going through the school system and the workforce, Alex returned to his remote homeland in the Temagami wilderness, he's been there for 30+ years and counting. I met him here under the old growth pines at the shores of a calm, isolated lake and had to write a tribute to him.