For her technical expertise without which this project could not have proceeded, and her encouragement, and for jumping down this rabbit hole with both feet all the way to bottom.
For encouragement, suggestions, links, for his unfailing support of Bob's work and his legacy. Several links on the handy links page are thanks to David.
Ben Williams and the staff at CDSS
For their enthusiastic support, and for their wonderful rendition of Bob's CDSS Jig.
For providing information, Book 15, and for her encouragement and enthusiasm.
Everyone Who Participated
For their whole-hearted participation, the over 750 musicians who played the tunes, logged them into the project, shared their memories of Bob and the lasting impact on their lives, their chord speculations, their favorite tunes.
Special thanks to Justin Godin (Merrimack, NH) and Charles Fisher (Delmar, NY) for persevering through the year. Justin logged the first tune (Scotty O'Neil) and Charles and Justin together the last two tunes. Thanks also to Allyson Purpera for playing the last 10 tunes in the New Hampshire book, and driving to Mississippi on the last day of 2023 to play Bob's tunes for a bunch of deer in a field.
Special thanks also to Barry Nielsen (Hooksett, NH), for encouragement, support, for sharing his great photos and stories, and for inspiring a great tune - The Dancing Bear. You can see his remembrances here and here, and learn about another tune Bob dedicated to him here.
For his knowledge and for turning the first 15 books into an iPad app! Available at the Apple App Store.
Rebecca McQuillen Parsons
For her kindness in allowing this project to go forwards.
Jane Orzechowski & Deanna Stiles, Old New England
For their dedication to Bob McQuillen's tunes, and for all the great recordings with Bob.
For his, and Betty Ann's, careful attention to Bob's Note Books and for keeping the tradition going all those years.
Emeline Dehn and Morgan Wilson, University of New Hampshire Library Archive
For sharing items from the Bob McQuillen Collection and encouragement.
Carol Compton, Brattleboro Music Center and Amy Cann, Upper Valley Music Center
For early encouragement and feedback, and playing all the bizarre tunes I want to play, no matter how weird.
And so many others. I can't think of a single person who, when I proposed this project, said I was crazy. Maybe they all knew it and were too polite to tell me.
From the Center of the Universe - Athens, Vermont - where you can’t buy milk, get gas, go to school or get a haircut. But the Town Clerk’s office is open Mondays from 9-1, and we have the best road crew in Windham County.