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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FIDDLING

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.” The book colorfully brings to life the electric atmosphere of the 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. Click for more information.

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34.95
 

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The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island:
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 on-line through the Mel Bay website via a special access code.

 

Companion CD

  • There are still a limited number of separate CDs available for purchase.
29.95
BOOK w/ CD

15.00
CD ONLY