Our latest video releases are from a concert at Deep End Sessions in California. We performed with Kentuckian Brett Ratliff and also played some duo pieces.

This is an free improvisation on the fiddle tune Farewell Whisky. Betse Ellis-fiddle. Clarke Wyatt-Banjo. Johnny Hamil-Bass

A song from Blind Alfred Reed performed by Short Round Stringband. Video shot and edited by Clarke Wyatt, produced by Short Round Stringband. SRSB is Betse Ellis, Kelly Wells, Ryan Spearman, Clarke Wyatt. www.shortroundstringband.com
Merry Christmas from Betse & Clarke and JJ

With a big nod to John Hartford, who recorded this fine tune from West Virginia on his album "Wild Hog in the Red Brush". We made this video on December 31, 2016.



We made our own version of "Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over", from Fiddlin' John Carson and His Virginia Reelers. Can you name the tune we reference in the tag??


At this wonderful house concert (in a barn, actually) during our tour of Ireland, September 2016. Cookstown is in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The Red Room is a great concert series and we are grateful to the Loughrins for their kind hosting and friendship.

Here's an old Ozark song that Brett Hodges taught us. The band is Brushy Creek Trio, the place is The Culinary Center of Kansas City, and this is The Kitchen Sessions.

This tune comes from the Carpenter family of Braxton County, West Virginia. A large overhanging rock was used by the Carpenter family to hide from aggressors as early as the 1790s. Ernie's family was full of gifted fiddlers, and thankfully a few of them were recorded so that we can continue to carry on with the tunes.

Betse & Clarke play Bob Holt's Ninth of January on the ninth of January

Charmaine demonstrates flat-foot clogging.

a short film made up of the music and photographs of Clarke Wyatt

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