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Come Dance With Me tune book review

In the Winter 2006/2007 edition of Fiddler Magazine, Paul Anastasio reviewed the third edition of the Les Raber tunebook, Come Dance With Me. This is what he had to say:

"A great collection of 150 tunes, both Les Raber originals and quadrilles, schottisches, waltzes, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, and more from his vast repertoire. When Les, considered by many to represent the very essence of Michigan fiddling, passed away in 2000, his family and friends in the Original Dulcimer Players Club decided that the best way to honor his memory was to compile a book of his favorite tunes. Photos, an interview with Mr. Raber, and reminiscences from many of his family and friends enliven the pages of this excellent book. Les' philosophy shines through, as when he's quoted as saying to some young over-enthusiastic square dancers, "Gentle! Gentle! This ain't a hog wrassle!" or sharing his view that "music is a means of expression where words leave off." Now in its third printing, with thirty-two new tunes added, this would be an ideal addition to the library of any fiddler. Also available from the above address are cassettes and CDs of Les' playing - the source for many of the transcriptions in this volume."