Fit as a fiddle

My Old Man's a Dustman

Since today is the national holiday Victoria Day here in Canada I thought it would make perfect sense to choose a song from an artist who greatly impacted the music scene in England, Lonnie Donegan,  This well known skiffle artist recorded my song of the week “My Old Man’s a Dustman”, a song he co-wrote with Beverly Thorn and Peter Buchanon. Skiffle music in England was a type of folk music popular in the 1950 England which had blues and jazzinfluences. This style of music was played by...

Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?

Aside from teaching my Swingin’ Fitness program for older adults, I perform in a duo called “Fit as a Fiddle” mostly in and around Toronto. Our performances cater to the 55 plus crowds so we generally entertain at seniors residences, community centres, etc. Our shows vary depending upon the occasion but one thing we do is end almost every show with an old favourite written in 1902 by American composer and lyricist Hughie Cannon called “Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey?”. It’s a fabulous upbeat tune that.........