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VIRTUAL NERFA 2021 

It was so wonderful to perform at this year's NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance), and even though it was a virtual conference and festival, it felt so intimate and inspiring. Thank you to everyone who's hard work created such a success! Special thanks to Kellie Lin Knott who hosted my main stage open mic performance on Friday. 

Congratulations to my friend and mentor, the great composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist David Amram, recipient of a well-deserved lifetime achievement award! Hope to see everyone (in person) next year in Asbury, NJ. Peace, health, and happiness to all!

GONE BAND CAMPING! 

Hi Folks, Hope you are having a lovely day! The leaves are gently falling here on the shores of Georgian Bay and the air is crisp with anticipation of frost...

At the behest of some musical colleagues, I've finally set up a Bandcamp profile and released "Ashes in the Morning" on their site... I'd love your support, so please check out my Bandcamp HERE.

Peace, best wishes, and happy listening!

THE HILLS OF STRATHAVON 

I wrote this tune about one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen.

When living in Massie, Ontario I would frequently cycle or hike through the beautiful hills of Strathavon (a.k.a. Strathaven), overlooking the Bighead River Valley.

The song is based on historical records and local folklore, and tells the tale of a young woman's demise after plummeting from a cliff in the area.

I recorded the song on my 2017 album "Wondrous Beauty". Words and Music © 2015 Ken Dunn (SOCAN, ASCAP).

Tip Jar: https://kendunnmusic.com/tip-jars/4017

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LYRICS

Chorus:

I am home among the cedars / those arbor vitae greener / than the hills of Strathavon 
Where my love and I did wander / like rolling rivers under / that full moon rising high 

Verse:

And her kisses they grew sweeter / our love, it knew no fear /when the song of spring arrived 
But this world it could not keep her / she fell,  then fell deeper /down that mountain side 

Chorus

And I knew I could not save her / for the ice was on the river/ and the snow banks / way too high 
But when I get to dying / you know I will be smiling /for to see my true lover’s eyes 

Chorus