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Peter Menzies

Building the Klondike Music Puzzle

Peter Menzies likes to think of all the music going on in Dawson City these days as pieces of a puzzle.Menzies acts as emcee for most of the open mic/coffee house events at the Odd Fellows Hall and also for the various Home...

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Finding the Fiddle in the Yukon

Strains of lively, lilting fiddle melodies filter through classrooms up and down the Klondike Highway, played by children of all ages.This music has a long history in the territory: the jigs and reels of the fiddle have been...

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Tuning In

I think I like violins because they cry. Or perhaps it’s the way resined horsehair pushed and pulled over wire strings makes my spine quiver.It could be the intensity of the violinist drawing the bow, rocking with the...

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Musical Months in Dawson

Dawson City is famous for the Dawson City Music Festival, which covers a long weekend in July. However, if that’s all we had happening here, the town could be considered musically impoverished.Not to worry, we do our best...

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