Olde Tyme Fiddle Favorites. K-tel

Olde Tyme Fiddle Favorites. K-tel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdKoHe7-3GA

I was dusting off the old vinyl and gave this a listen the other day. I’ve always wondered who these fiddlers are. They sound Canadian to me Graham Townsend, Don Messer and the like but I’ve yet to find actual credits for the players. Anybody know?

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Boots, a quick web search finds at least one site that says this LP was first released in the 1960s on a Canadian label—Arc (LP Arc FH-25-2). So your ears seem to be on the right track.

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looks like amazon usa has this on used vinyl…i’d love to see the liner notes, if there are any.

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That’s the thing there are no notes, no player id’s, just tune names. There’s a fantastic version of Mouth of The Tobigue but sadly all fiddlers are unidentified.

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i swear, sometimes i decide if i want a cd or not depending on whether it has good liner notes. though often you can’t tell.

and if you download a tune or an album from itunes, is there any way to get liner notes for them?

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My first teacher had the Don Messer books- I think there were three of them. He was from Cape Breton, NS and my teacher, Joe Leary, who grew up there, said he had weekly radio show.

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