A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, March 15, 1997

Music performed on A Praire Home Companion, March 15, 1997
The Emens Auditorium, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Performers
:

Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion.

Guests:

1996 WINNER:
Emily Shackleton, vocals

1997 FINALISTS:

Patty Ediger, whistler
The Emter Family: Roger, button accordion; Renae, keyboard; Adam, button accordion; Angelina, button accordion; Alida, button accordion; Abigail, button accordion (2nd place)
John Hoyt and The Great Divide: John Hoyt, banjo, vocals; Ron Beach, guitar, vocals; Ric Dwenger, bass, vocals
Kirkmount: Alex Bigney, harp, bones; Sam Bigney, fiddle; Simeon Bigney, cello, bodhran (1st place)
Al Malone and The Melody Men Quartet: Al Malone, lead; Milford Cushen, first tenor; Dennis George, baritone, guitar; F.L. Pierce, bass
Newark Balkan Chorus, under the direction of Evanne Weirich: Elly Barksdale, Erin Barksdale, Barbara Bedor, Jericho Bicknell, Chelsea Gonyer, Adah Holman, Iris Leslie, Nichole Wimbiscus, Anna Winsor (3rd place and The Ray Markland/Travel Award)

See below for Albums by Guest Artists.

TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
" 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor

ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH
w/m: Paul Dresser
© 1897 Howley, Haviland & Co.

MY WILD IRISH ROSE
Garrison Keillor, Emily Shackleton, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Chauncey Olcott
© 1899 M. Witmark & Sons

BRE PETRUNKO/GRAD SE BELI
Newark Balkan Chorus

BRE PETRUNKO
w/m: Traditional (Bulgarian)
arr: The Newark Balkan Chorus (based on an arrangement by The Penny Whistlers)

GRAD SE BELI
w/m: Traditional (Croatian)
arr: The Newark Balkan Chorus

KIRA'S JOURNEY
Kirkmount
m: Sam Bigney
© Sam Bigney
album: upcoming CD release, June 1997

CHITTLIN COOKIN TIME IN CHEATHAM COUNTY
John Hoyt and The Great Divide
w: Kirk McGee and Busby; m: Joe Primrose ("St. James Infirmary")
arr: The Great Divide
album: "Visions," Star Records, Columbus, OH

EL RIO DRIVE
The Emter Family
w/m: Verne Meisner (ASCAP)

BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN
Patty Ediger, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Fred Rose
© Milene Music Inc. VP
album: "My Best to You"

DID YOU EVER GO SAILIN'? (RIVER OF MEMORIES)
Al Malone and The Melody Men Quartet
w/m: Albert E. Brumley
© 1938 Stamps Baxter
arr: The Melody Men Quartet

VALLEY MEDLEY
Garrison Keillor, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
arr: Richard Dworsky

GOING DOWN THE VALLEY
w: Jessie H. Brown; m: J. H. Fillmore

DOWN IN THE VALLEY
w/m: Traditional

RED RIVER VALLEY
w/m: Traditional

LONESOME VALLEY
w/m: Traditional

INDIANA (BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA) (Intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w: Ballard MacDonald; m: James F. Hanley
© 1917 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.

INDIANA, OUR INDIANA (under "Greetings")
Pat Donohue, Andy Stein
w: Russell P. Harker; m: Karl L. King ("The Viking March")

SIDE BY SIDE
Garrison Keillor, Emily Shackleton, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Harry Woods
© 1927 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.

OVER THE RAINBOW
Emily Shackleton, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK
w: E.Y. Harburg; m: Harold Arlen
© 1938, 1939, 1966, 1967 MGM/CBS Feist

THE SORRELL STROLL
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
m: Richard Dworsky
© 1997 Richard Dworsky

MEDLEY
Kirkmount (1st place winner)
album: upcoming CD release, June 1997

MUTT'S FAVORITE
m: Jerry Holland

SLEEPY MAGGIE
m: Traditional

DALE BOMAN'S REEL
m: Sam Bigney
© Sam Bigney

LET'S HAVE A PARTY (I CAN'T DANCE) (Closer)
Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, Emily Shackleton, Patti Ediger, The Emter Family, John Hoyt and The Great Divide, Kirkmount, Al Malone and The Melody Men Quartet, Newark Balkan Chorus, RD, AS, PD, GH, AK w/m: Charlie Gaines, Clarence Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor © 1997 Garrison Keillor


Recordings available by Talent from Towns Under Two Thousand contestants:

Patty Ediger
"My Best to You"

The Emter Family
"Country Kids & Polkas"
"Christmas Special"

The Great Divide
"Visions," Star Records, Columbus, OH

Kirkmount
"Late Summer Air"
upcoming CD release, June 1997

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