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The Fine Art of Jigs, Reels and Murder Ballads

hewson and smith.jpgCreative partnerships are volatile. Keeping one together requires diplomacy, humility, an open mind, and an appreciation of the big picture. 

Genuine friendship doesn't hurt, either. Which brings us to Jean Hewson and Christina Smith, friends and musical soul mates.

2010 marked their 25th year as a fiddle-and-guitar duo and institution on the Newfoundland and Labrador folk music scene.

"The Ducks," as they occasionally call themselves, celebrated with a pair of rousing anniversary concerts in November, and you'll hear the highlights this Saturday (Nov. 5) on the Performance Hour.

Jean and Christina play many of their most popular songs and tunes. They're joined by special guest Daniel Payne, and a packed house of trad music fans who take the show home with a series of standing ovations.

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