7. Kid On The Mountain

The Kid On the Mountain - PD arrangement Tim O’Brien / Howdy Skies Music / Universal Music Corp / ASCAP. Darol Anger: mandola: Dermot Byrne: accordion; Mike Marshall: mandocello; Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh: fiddle; Tim O’Brien: mandolin; Ciaran Tourish: fiddle

-I learned Kid On the Mountain from my old friend Duck Baker in the mid 1970’s, This slip jig (9/8 time signature) was probably first recorded in New York by Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman, and often played at imformal jam sessions. I met both Darol Anger and Mike Marshall when they were part of the David Grisman Quintet, and this version of the tune is appropriately arranged by Darol for multiple mandolins, with members of Altan (Ciaran Tourish, Maeraid Ni Mhaonaigh, and Dermot Byrne) joining in on fiddles and accordion.

That piece and two more were recorded at Mike Marshall’s home studio in Oakland CA. Mike not only engineered some of the tracks, he also cooked some wonderful food that kept us going throughout that day and evening.