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The Golden Griffon Stringtet has four recordings of traditional dance music available, as well as a recording of traditional Christmas music. On Propinquity, A Fine Collection, Gems of the 19th Century, and Christmas, only Loretta and Jim are performing. Band Call is the first recording to showcase the talents of all four members of our band: Loretta on hammered dulcimer, Jim on fiddle and guitar, Renzo Hutchinson on guitar and flute and Bob Ewald on bass. Tunes that are highlighted below will play a 30 second sample of that tune.




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Band Call

This 1999 recording is the first to include all four members of the band: Loretta McKinney on hammered dulcimer, Jim McKinney on fiddle and guitar, Renzo Hutchinson on guitar and flute, and Bob Ewald on bass. It is available only in CD format and provides 70 minutes of our liveliest dance medleys.



  1. Knole Park/Parry Sound/Angleworm Wiggle - 4:50
  2. The Banshee/Coffey's Reel/Concertina Reel - 5:36
  3. The Jig Of Slurs - 4:00
  4. Les Poules Huppees - 3:30
  5. Reel en la Mineur/Opera Reel/Batchelder's Reel - 6:29
  6. Mason's Apron/Tamlin/Dick Gossip's - 5:24
  7. Arthur Darley's/Tobin's Favorite - 3:10
  8. Salmon Tails/Riding On A Load Of Hay/Hanged Man's Reel - 5:49
  1. Father Kelly/Scollay's Reel/Big John McNeil-5:31
  2. Vip Jan - 3:20
  3. Unknown Polka/Jack Mitchell's/Egan'sPolka-4:41
  4. Dining Hall Jig/Felix The Wrestler/The Moon & Seven Stars-4:37
  5. McQuillen's Squeezebox/Tracy's Bow/Dulcimer Reel-4:43
  6. Seneca Square Dance/Bei Mir Bist Du Schon/Just Because-5:04
  7. The Margravine's Waltz - 3:25

    Total playing time 70 minutes.


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A Fine Collection

Our second recording, from 1995, is available on cassette, CD or as an MP3 digital download. It features Loretta McKinney on hammered dulcimer and Jim McKinney on fiddle, guitar and bass.




The CD and MP3 digital download contains:
  1. Green Mountain Petronella/Jenny Lind Polka - 3:34
  2. Cowboy's Jig/Rock Valley - 3:27
  3. Showman's Fancy/Sligo Fancy - 4:13
  4. Coilsfield House - 6:05
  5. Shepherd's Wife Waltz - 2:38
  6. Carolan's Draught - 3:50
  7. Miss McLeod's Reel/The Traveler - 4:20
  8. Reel de Jeune Marie/Saut de Lapin/Pays de Haut - 5:44
  9. The Maid Behind The Bar/Paddy On The Railroad - 3:59
  10. The Little Stack Of Barley/Off To California - 4:25
  11. Woodcock Hill - 2:00
  12. Along The Ocean Shore - 5:03
  13. Patience Quadrille fig. 5 - 3:35
  14. Opera Reel - 2:45
  15. Old Gray Cat/Cold Frosty Morn/Whiskey Before Breakfast - 5:01

    Total playing time 60 minutes.

The cassette contains:
  1. Green Mountain Petronella/Jenny Lind Polka
  2. Cowboy's Jig/Rock Valley
  3. Showman's Fancy/Sligo Fancy
  4. Coilsfield House
  5. Shepherd's Wife Waltz
  6. Miss McLeod's Reel/The Traveler
  7. Reel de Jeune Marie/Saut de Lapin/Pays de Haut
  8. Woodcock Hill
  9. Along The Ocean Shore
  10. Old Gray Cat/Cold Frosty Morn/Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Total playing time 45 minutes.


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Christmas

Our third recording, also from 1995, is also available on cassette or CD. It features Loretta McKinney on hammered dulcimer and Jim McKinney on guitar.




The CD contains:
  1. Angels We Have Heard On High - 4:16
  2. Masters In This Hall - 2:08
  3. Away In A Manger/Silent Night - 4:50
  4. Oh Christmas Tree - 2:02
  5. Jingle Bells Medley - 5:55
  6. Marche de Rois - 4:41
  7. Hark The Herald Angels Sing - 2:43
  8. Joy To The World - 3:53
  9. Deck The Halls - 1:52
  10. The First Noel - 3:32
  11. What Child Is This - 4:13
  12. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - 3:11
  13. Une Flambeau/Lilliburlero - 2:17
  14. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem - 4:00
  15. Oh Come All Ye Faithful - 2:34
  16. Huron Carol/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 3:52

    Total playing time 56 minutes.

The cassette contains:
  1. Angels We Have Heard On High
  2. Away In A Manger/Silent Night
  3. O Christmas Tree
  4. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  5. Joy To The World
  6. Deck The Halls
  7. The First Noel
  8. What Child Is This
  9. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  10. Une Flambeau/Lilliburlero
  11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  12. O Come All Ye Faithful

    Total playing time 45 minutes.


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Propinquity

Our first recording, produced in 1993, is available on cassette, CD or as an MP3 digital download. It features Loretta McKinney on hammered dulcimer and Jim McKinney on fiddle and guitar.




The tunes for all formats are:
  1. Lord Gordon's Reel - 3:32
  2. Dusty Bob's Jig - 2:14
  3. The Wind That Shakes The Barley - 2:12
  4. John Roche's Favorite - 1:44
  5. Hunt the Cat - 2:21
  6. Ned Of The Hill - 2:54
  7. Crossroads Dance - 4:53
  1. Reel For A Portland Fancy - 2:51
  2. Tamlin - 3:31
  3. Farewell To Balinderry - 2:39
  4. The Humours Of Cappa - 1:56
  5. Knocknabower Polka - 2:35
  6. Lost In A Fog - 3:52
  7. The Teatotaler - 2:05

    Total playing time 39:09 minutes.


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Gems of the 19th Century

Jim and Loretta's newest recording (2006) is available on CD or as an MP3 digital download. It contains a variety of tunes from the 1800s performed on hammered dulcimer and fiddle with guitar accompaniment. Old favorites and forgotten treasures, these are all Gems of the 19th Century.



  1. Pap & Mam - 3:03
  2. The Fireman's Dance - 4:10
  3. Spanish Waltz - 4:42
  4. Climbing Up Them Golden Stairs - 3:27
  5. Haste to the Wedding/When Johnny Comes Marching Home - 4:13
  6. The Girl I Left Behind Me/The Year of Jubilo/The Yellow Rose of Texas - 5:22
  7. Grandpa Raber's - 2:56
  8. Off She Goes/Steamboat Quickstep - 3:27
  1. Unknown #8 - 2:23
  2. The Margravine's Waltz - 4:19
  3. Soldier's Joy - 3:02
  4. Life On The Ocean Wave/Nelly Bly/Battle Hymn of the Republic - 5:55
  5. Rochester Schottische/Hop Now Schottische - 3:03
  6. Bury Me In The Garden, Mother - 4:46
  7. Tenstrike Quadrille fig. 4 - 2:33

    Total playing time 57:22 minutes.

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Newfangled Barn Dance

Jim McKinney's solo recording (2013) is only available on CD. It contains 25 original, instrumental tunes performed by Jim on fiddle with guitar accompaniment including six of Jim's award winning compositions.



  1. Perporkin - 2:33
  2. The Black Candle - 2:22
  3. Broken Wing Swing - 3:03
  4. The Callipygian Lassie - 1:14
  5. The Crying Woman - 5:29
  6. The Cultural Misfit - 2:19
  7. The Five Bloods - 3:00
  8. Elwel's Farewell to Welfare - 2:20
  9. Fireplace Polka - 2:19
  10. The Hand of Fu Manchu - 2:51
  11. The Hare's Breath - 3:07
  12. Hop Now Schottische - 2:18
  13. The Impatient Suitor - 2:46
  1. The Ivory Teapot - 2:08
  2. The Corpulent Stevedore - 3:10
  3. The Librarian's Waltz - 2:34
  4. The Lucky Streak - 2:18
  5. Lost In A Fog - 4:00
  6. The Rusty Trunnion - 2:27
  7. The Scalawag's March To The Gallows - 2:50
  8. Yoke The Cow, The Ox Has Died - 2:27
  9. Chiarina - 3:14
  10. The Well Digger's Daughter - 3:27
  11. The Silver Spur - 2:20
  12. Emptyhead - 4:08

    Total playing time 70:45 minutes.

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