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[Jan 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Don Messer: King of the Ottawa Valley Fiddlers

by Tim Woodbridge May 9th was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Don Messer (1909-1973), the great Canadian fiddler and cultural icon. Measured by popularity, influence and long running success on radio, recordings, and television, Don Messer was arguably the most important Canadian fiddler of his generation, if not the 20th century. His instantly [...]

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[Jan 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Fiddling From Northern Transylvania – A Tune From Maramures

by Miamon Miller    Romanian Transylvania has many sub-regions each with its unique folkloric flavor and traditions and the northern county of Maramureş is no exception. Indeed, each valley can be said to have distinct characteristics.    While most Transylvanian folk bands rely on bowed strings for both melody and accompaniment, Maramureş musicians have gone down a [...]