Tag Archives: Carriacou

Getting There.

Getting There Day 1 In 1967 – 68 getting to Carriacou from England was a three day journey involving two flights, three stops and a boat journey of 4 to 5 hours. Even today, as all returning Kayaks know, the … Continue reading

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Carriacou Steel Band – The Texaco Dixie Stars.

Carriacou Steel Band – The ‘Texaco Dixie Stars’. As well as having a wonderful tradition in ‘Big Drum’ and Quadrille, Carriacou also had a brilliant Steel Band. The band was called the ‘Texaco Dixie Stars’ and was sponsored by Texaco … Continue reading

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Big Drum Tracks + Humble-O.

In 1962 Alan Lomax came to Carriacou and made field recordings of the music and folklore tales of Carriacou. I am grateful to Alan Lomax Field Recordings under licence from Odyssey Productions inc, courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity … Continue reading

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Births and Christenings.

Birth and Christenings I was lucky to arrive in Carriacou at an important time for births and christenings in the island. A number of colleagues and friends were about to have babies and that, of course, meant celebrating that important … Continue reading

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Good Neighbours.

Good Neighbours Living just south of town on the road to the airport provided us with a number of advantages; we were next to the beach, we could walk easily into town, we were out of the way and we … Continue reading

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