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The month of March is here and to celebrate Saint Paddy's Day a Celtic song is appropriate. "Flowers of Edinburgh", is another cut from the Heartstrings Sampler. Rick Wedge was playing acoustic guitar and I was playing the hammered dulcimer. Double click on the green button to the left to hear the clip.
As far as I know, I am mostly Scot-Irish. My maternal great grandmother was Annie Doolin born in 1887. In the picture on the left she is on the top row, far right. In the picture on the right, she is in the center. Annie married my great grandfather, Willis Richard Webster in 1913. She died with child birth fever nine days after my grandmother, her first child, was born in 1914.
I am dedicating This month's FREE TAB "Gentle Annie", to Annie Doolin as the lyrics express the sadness felt when she passed away so young. Stephen Foster composed the song in 1856 after the passing of his cousin, Annie Evans.
Annie Doolin is on the left in the picture on the above. My mother's great grandmother and Annie, would go to Evansville to shop by way of the boat shown in the picture. They would get on in Western Kentucky's Mud River at Rochester and travel to the Green River then on to the Ohio River. Sometimes they loaded cattle in the lower level and the passengers on the top level.
I believe the picture above and to the left is of Annie and her Doolin cousins. The pictures are from the South Hill area in Western Kentucky around 1910