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Award winning Scottish duo at Eagle Bluff April 9


Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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Southeastern Minnesotans will have the rare opportunity to hear two of Scotlands national music treasures live in concert on Saturday evening, April 9, at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center near Lanesboro.

Accordionist Phil Cunningham and fiddler Aly Bain are well known throughout the Celtic folk music world, having performed together on stages throughout the world since 1988. .

This concert will be part of Cunningham and Bains first U.S. tour together since 2001. The tour will include a performance on A Prairie Home Companion, live from New York City on April 23.

In mid February, Phil and Aly received the 2005 Best Duo award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, a prestigious award ceremony held in London annually. Both musicians are recipients of the Queens MBE (Member of the British Empire) award for their service to music. Phil was also voted Best Instrumentalist in the inaugural Scottish Traditional Music Awards in 2003.

Whatever ones traditional taste, whether it is Scottish or Irish, Norwegian or Swedish, French Canadian or Cajun, Cunningham and Bain bring their audience an evening of perfectly executed jigs, reels, marches, waltzes, and airs, all interspersed throughout with hilariously witty Scottish humor that engages the audience to higher and higher level of participation as the evening progresses.

People have said that they like to come and see us because its a complete night out its not just coming and listening to tunes. We talk to them we talk to the people we have a laugh. Its all about communications were communicating on a lot of different levels, admits Cunningham.

Widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative accordion players of the times, Phil Cunningham sets the standards by which many young players fix their sights today.

Phils early work with his famous fiddling brother, Johnny, in the leading Scots band Silly Wizard (1976-1986) reclaimed a place for the accordion in the traditional music world. His astonishing dexterity and musicality has delighted and amazed audiences across the world.

The accordion being only one of the strings to his bow...multi-instrumentalist Cunningham works extensively in the television and film world as a composer, music director, and performer. He is also in very high demand as a record prod .....
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Preston council approves Kansas Street improvements

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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Despite the piles of clean white snow it is spring and that other season in Minnesota (construction) will soon be upon us. Joe Palen of Bonestroo and Associates described to citizens at a public hearing, and before the Preston City Council on March 2 ..... 
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Emotions run high over coaching controversy

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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RUSHFORD - Its tempting to think the biggest issues in local education would have to do with lack of state funding and the resulting budget cuts. But last Monday night proved that theres nothing like a coaching controversy to bring citizens to thei ..... 
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A tale of two buildings in Lanesboro

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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LANESBORO - The Lanesboro City Council heard the next chapters in the stories of two construction/renovation projects in Lanesboro at their March 21 meeting. Hal Cropp and David Ruen spoke first to the council about the planned Art Center. Cropp in ..... 
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Nano - Nano

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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RUSHFORD - My dogs, Mel and Brother, prop muddy paws against a stone safety wall and peek over the edge of Magelssen Bluff at downtown Rushford. Farmers Cooperative Elevator, which employs about 25 people, dominates the small town landscape. Sunligh ..... 
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Commissioners Report: County approves agreement with Harmony for development

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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Mike Bubany of David Drown & Associates came before the county board at their Tuesday, March 22 meeting, to discuss a development agreement for tax abatement. The agreement requires cooperation between Harmony, Fillmore County and the developer, Lute ..... 
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Special Section: Horses

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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The coffee pot is always on, said Jordy Johns and Kim-Ann Hogan, the new owners of the Stone House Stables just outside of Preston. We want people to come, watch, visit and ask questions.

Later this summer Jordy and Kim-Ann ..... 
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Special Section: Horses

Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
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While some kids grow up riding their bikes or playing cops and robbers for fun, hundreds of American youth have a very different way of life: riding and training horses. Katelin Redalen, an eighteen year old from rural Lanesboro, is one of those youn ..... 
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A family of blues

Fri, Mar 18th, 2005
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GRANGER Schwarz und Weiss in German means black and white and refers to the simple life and old way of doing things. Like milking cows by hand, cooling it with groundwater and ice and transporting it in traditional milk cans. The Golden Ridge Chees ..... 
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