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Old Time Fiddle Tunes Played by Jean Carignan

Old Time Fiddle Tunes Played by Jean Carignan

Recorded in 1960, this collection of old-time French-Canadian, Irish, and Scottish fiddle tunes is a wonderful example of Jean Carignan’s skill on the instrument. As a testament to his abilities, in 1974 Carignan was named “the greatest fiddle player in North American” by the Order of Canada. Even with prolific Folkway’s artist Pete Seeger playing banjo on several of the tracks, Carignan, who began learning fiddle form his father at the age of four, is the uncontested star of this record.

Track Listing

101
Travelers' Reel (Reel du voyageur) Jean Carignan 2:19
102
Medley and Haste to the wedding Jean Carignan 2:01
103
Michael Coleman medley Jean Carignan 2:17
104
Carpenters' Reel (Reel de l'ouvrier) Jean Carignan 2:32
105
Winnipeg reel Jean Carignan 1:55
106
Medley, G. Scott Skinner Jean Carignan 2:34
107
Indian reel Jean Carignan 1:58
108
Fisher's hornpipe Jean Carignan 1:41
109
Blacksmiths' Reel (Reel du forgeron) Jean Carignan 1:25
110
Reel du pendu Jean Carignan 2:19
111
Bank Jean Carignan 3:09
112
Medley and Lord MacDonald's reel Jean Carignan 3:39
113
La ronfleuse Gobeil Jean Carignan 1:51
114
Pidgeon in the gate Jean Carignan 2:30
115
The Connaught man's rambles Jean Carignan 2:54
116
Le poteau blanc Jean Carignan 2:13
117
Bonny Kate Jean Carignan 2:12

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