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Mike Slauenwhite CD Release Party

One of Canada’s best fiddlers over the past fifty years is the talented and versatile Mike Slauenwhite. Whether performing on the CBC TV Country Hoedown, The CKNX Barndance, The Ice Capades or the KW Symphony, Mike’s professionalism and great talent shines through.

The front cover art I designed was actually a composite of three different photographs of Mike, since the speed of his fiddling tends to leave one part or another out of focus. Just telling you that is bad enough, I’m certainly not going to show you how I did it.

What I will do is show you the zoom portrait I made of Mike for the interior bio panel of the CD. This is the original 8″ x 10″ photograph of the Silver Bar Ranch Gang probably taken in the 1950’s.

Circa 1950's TV Broadcast, The Silver Bar Ranch Gang

Taking the thumbnail sized image of Mike out of the print I was able to blow it up large enough to make a nice 8″ x 10″ individual portrait of Mike. Should I mention that removing Bill Brady’s hand from Mike’s shoulder improved the individual portrait enormously?

Mike Slauenwhite

Mike’s excellent CD “Mixing It Up” is being launched at a Southern Ontario CD Release Party at the Commercial Tavern in Maryhill Sunday April 11th, 2010 between 2-5pm. Mike will of course be performing many of his great fiddle tunes and I have no doubt that he will be joined by many other exceedingly talented entertainers. Hope to see you there.


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Lothlaurien’s CIRA contest Entry

Today is a red-letter day at Lothlaurien Lore with back-to-back blog posts.

My contest entry video needed it’s own post, and my video editing rant sure needed to be separate 🙂

I worked very hard to put this little film together. Even with the technical difficulties, it pretty much does what I want it to do, so I’m pretty proud of introducing


CIRA is the Canadian Domain Name Registry.  Canadians wishing to have a Canadian Domain Name can register their websites with CIRA. Today is the last day to enter the CIRA video contest to help Canadians promote their own DOTca websites along with the DOTca registry.

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