Search - Joe MacLean :: Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island

Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island
Joe MacLean
Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island
Genres: Folk, World Music
 
Born in 1916, Joseph Walter MacLean was descended from Scottish Highlanders who settled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1817. The labels of his classic 78s read "Joe MacLean and his Old Time Scotch Music," an apt descriptio...  more »

      
?

Larger Image

CD Details

All Artists: Joe MacLean
Title: Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Release Date: 2/2/2009
Genres: Folk, World Music
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661702424, 011661702424

Synopsis

Album Description
Born in 1916, Joseph Walter MacLean was descended from Scottish Highlanders who settled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1817. The labels of his classic 78s read "Joe MacLean and his Old Time Scotch Music," an apt description of the thrilling music captured here. These previously unissued 1977 recordings reunite Joe with his long time associates Lila Hashem and Peter Dominic to recapture the melodies that rang through the dance halls of Cape Breton in the `50s. Completing the album is an exciting 1961 recording from a house party with Marie MacLellan on piano.

Similar CDs

 

CD Reviews

Traditional Cape Breton music
11/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation of Joe MacLean's work belongs in the collection of everyone who loves Cape Breton (or other celtic) music. Collected from 78s, most with Lila Hashem on piano, they are a window into the playing style of a past generation. SOme of the recordings are somewhat scratchy but the rhythmic drive and melodic interpretation are well worth it."