Category Archives: The Hoot

What is a Hootenanny?

A Hootenanny is officially defined (thank you dictionary.com) as a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing. But more importantly (and more officially), a Hootenanny is the Tuesday night show at Fair Hills Resort featuring folk singing and dancing. The Hoot is probably one of the most anticipated activities each week […]


Tour de Hoot 2011 Success

Tour de Hoot 2011 was a great success! Beth, Larry, Caitlin & Medora traveled around the Midwest and performed 14 shows in 10 days for our loyal guests, new friends and some family.  And boy was it fun!  We saw many Monotone Lawnboys, Pete the Pelicans, little Petes and Wide Mouth Frogs.  We know our […]


Tour de Hoot 2011

Fair Hills is excited to announce the cities and dates of Tour de Hoot 2011. Dave, Beth, Larry, Caitlin and Pete the Pelican are bringing the Hootenanny to 13 cities. Fargo – January 8th Minneapolis – January 9th St. Paul – January 9th Rochester – January 10th Sioux Falls – January 11th Omaha – January […]


Tour de Hoot photos

Thanks to Larry for taking some great pictures of the local Hoots. The group has had a fantastic time bringing our favorite summer songs to long time guests and newbies this winter.


Fair Hills Resort takes Hootenanny on the Road!

We thought some folks might want to see the whole press release on the Hoot de Tour – please help spread the word!  Thanks! Located south of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Fair Hills Resort offers a getaway as unique as the name of its Hootenanny musical. For 83 years Fair Hills has offered a vacation that […]


Tour de Hoot, coming to a city near you!

The Monotone Lawnboy has made plans for the offseason. He wants to be in the Hootenanny so much he’s taking his show on the road. (Check out our poster online: http://fairhillsresort.com/poster.pdf) Here are the dates so far: Jan 4 – Sioux Falls, SD – Holiday Inn City Center – 7:00 pm Jan 5 – Omaha, […]


Lyrics to Semester Spanish, Spanish Love Song

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBqjgL7NGew] A YouTube viewer requested the lyrics – and we’re happy to accommodate: One Semester Spanish, Spanish Love Song Hola Senorita Hello Ms. Como te llamas? What’s your name? Me llamo Mike, me llamo Mike – My name is Mike, My name is Mike ¿Donde esta el banyo? – Where is the bathroom? Feliz cumpleaños […]


Titanic Song on YouTube

Bill Mead and Dave Kaldahl and the Titanic song. Larry Swenson on the piano. June 2009. Fair Hills Resort, Detroit Lakes, MN. Thanks to Lizzy Marcus for filming and getting it on YouTube! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvOUPiM89H4]


Hootenanny Video

What happens when the web master visits the resort? You get video of the Hootenanny. We hope you enjoy it! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yimfDDMrIM] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii8FVNQewtE]


Larry Swenson does the Wide Mouth Frog

You know it, you love it and now you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. In fact if you want to hear even more from Larry you can get more of his music from Itunes.com  or at CDBaby.com. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS_i-bVxE6M]