PEI BOOKS & RELATED ITEMS

Couldn’t Have A Wedding Without The Fiddler
Couldn’t Have A Wedding Without The Fiddler

The Story of Traditional Fiddling on Prince Edward Island

Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, Charles K. Wolfe Series

Just Out!! A social, cultural and musical exploration of traditional fiddle playing on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, on oral histories collected from about 150 fiddlers and other “Islanders.” This book colorfully brings to life the electric atmosphere of old Island dances and the central role that fiddlers and their music once played in community life. 462pp., includes c. 40 photographs and numerous musical examples.

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The Fiddle Music of Price Edward Island: Celtic & Acadian Tunes In Living Tradition
The Fiddle Music of Price Edward Island: Celtic & Acadian Tunes In Living Tradition

Celtic & Acadian Tunes in Living Tradition

Mel Bay Publications

425 tunes, 215 pages with extensive commentary annotations and illustrations. A set of recordings featuring 43 field recordings of traditional Prince Edward Island fiddlers is part of this package (35 different fiddlers, 65 tunes, 72 minutes). In the newest edition, these recordings are available online through the Mel Bay website via a special access code.

Companion CD available, below.

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