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The Prince Edward Island Style Of Fiddling: Fiddlers Of Western Prince Edward Island
Fiddlers of Western Prince Edward Island
The Prince Edward Island Style Of Fiddling: Fiddlers Of Western Prince Edward Island
Genres: Folk, World Music
 
Prince Edward Island -- which lies off the Atlantic coast of Canada -- is home to one of the oldest, strongest, and most vibrant traditional fiddling cultures in North America. In the course of over two centuries of settle...  more »

      
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Prince Edward Island -- which lies off the Atlantic coast of Canada -- is home to one of the oldest, strongest, and most vibrant traditional fiddling cultures in North America. In the course of over two centuries of settlement, Scottish, Irish, and Acadian-French influences have joined to create a powerful, driving, intensely rhythmic, distinctly North American fiddling style. In the western part of the Island, the Acadian-French influence is strongest, giving the music a special urgency and unique rhythmic twist. This recording offers a generous sampling of important older "up west" players -- Eddy Arsenault, Sid Baglole, Peter Doiron, Zélie-Anne Arsenault Gaudet, Warren Leard, Harry Lecky, Leonard McDonald, Dennis Pitre, and Alton Silliker. Also included are selections from some younger players who represent the new generation of P.E.I. fiddling -- Peter Arsenault, Anastasia DesRoches and Adam Driscoll. Also available: ROUN 7015 Fiddlers of Eastern Prince Edward Island

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A COLLECTORS MUST, A FIDDLERS CHOICE
harvard-fiddler | boston, MA United States | 03/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is crammed full of traditional music that will make any fiddler's heart and feet dance. While the technical merits are what you would expect from traditional fiddlers, that is no detraction from the enjoyment of this music."