Gareth Bjaaland (Old Time Fiddling, Australian Slang, and Life in the Circus)

Episode 111 · October 10th, 2018 · 54 mins 11 secs

About this Episode

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friend is Gareth Bjaaland, with special guest Nara Demasson on guitar. We recorded this on his family’s land in Barkers Vale NSW, outside of Nimbin.

Tunes we'll play:
Henty Man
There Goes Ollie Up the Stairs
Sarah Armstrong’s Tune
Lonesome John
Bonus Track: Johnny Cope

This episode of Get Up in the Cool is brought to you in part by Kauai Old Time! They have a special message for Old time musicians and dancers, Music lovers and travelers. Aloha y’all. Tickets are on sale for the 2nd Annual Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering taking place this November 16-18. Workshops and performances by Foghorn Stringband, Cajun Country Revival and lots of local Hawaiian artists. Head over to for more information and to reserve a bed or a campsite in the beautiful mountains of Kauai. Lot’s of music and lots of dancing with Cajun two-step, Puerto Rican kachi kachi and old time square dancing. Learn more at

This episode is also sponsored by Elderly Instruments in Lansing, Michigan—my goto for traditional instruments and accessories. Next time you want to upgrade your instrument or you run out of strings, or lose your favorite pick, or your tuner breaks, go stock up at

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