A Happy March for David
By Carl Thor
I’d like to share with CDSS News readers this tune I wrote and dedicated to our now departed friend, David Kaynor. I was inspired by seeing David during one of the sessions of Ashokan Northern Week Online in July 2020. I was also glad to be participating in a venerable and far away event I had never before attended. So I went to the piano and this tune emerged. “A Happy March for David” seemed like the best possible title. One of my bands, Hands4, produced a YouTube video and shared it to the “Tune Raiser for David” Facebook page, where it was well-received.
Carl Thor of Vancouver, WA, performs as a soloist and with several bands, including Celtinalia, Hands4, Stepwise, Cascade Crossing, Bandwidth, Austen City Limits, and the incomparable Portland Megaband. In addition to playing for contra and English country dances in the Pacific Northwest, Carl writes and publishes a variety of music, teaches hammered dulcimer and piano, provides sound reinforcement for contra dances, and enjoys dancing whenever possible. Since 2011, he has been a main organizer for Vancouver’s monthly dance, “Contra in the Couve!”