Campobello Island Reel, a tune

 
View from beach in South Lubec looking out onto Quoddy Head State Park to the right and Campobello Island to the left

View from beach in South Lubec looking out onto Quoddy Head State Park to the right and Campobello Island to the left

Canada for the afternoon…

We took the afternoon and drove across the bridge from Lubec, Maine, USA into Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. The tides on the Bay of Fundy rise and fall 20 feet within a 8 hour period. The view of Pasamaquoddy Bay is quite extraordinary. You can watch whales feeding right from the shore!

This tune was composed and recorded by Matt Baker on August 1, 2019 with Matt’s Samsung S9. Matt plays both guitar and mandolin on the recording.

Bridge looking over into Canada from Lubec, Maine

Bridge looking over into Canada from Lubec, Maine

Low Tied from the tidal beach near Head Harbour Light Station, Campobello Island, New Brunswick Canada

Low Tied from the tidal beach near Head Harbour Light Station, Campobello Island, New Brunswick Canada

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Lubec Jig, a tune

This is an original fiddle tune I composed vacationing with my family up in Lubec, Maine near the border of Canada. It’s a lovely part of the world. There are lots to be inspired by: lovely salty dog, pine trees, craggy shores, delapitldated fishing huts!

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This track is recorded on “Stagelight” on a Samsung S9 with Matt Baker on guitar and mandolin.

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"In Remembrance", a tune

“In Remembrance”

This tune came to me while walking down Congress Street the other day. This tune is a reflection of the loss of loved ones passing that people all around me are feeling, including myself. Keeping the memories alive is a sweet agony.

Usually these sort of things come and go leaving no mark that they were ever there. This one stuck. I woke up the next morning whistling it as clear as day and jotted it down first thing, and recorded it on my phone later on in the day with guitar and mandolin. The video is a time-lapse I took in the summer of 2018 up at Frost Pond camp grounds, near Baxter State Park way up north in Maine.

I think of my dad in my creative process. I feel him over my shoulder through each step, and I can hear him laugh and cracking jokes throughout.

I dedicate this to all you suffering a loss of a friend, or pet or loved one. May the ones you love and lost be always in your heart.

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