The Dances Down Home

By Joe Cormier

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“Joe Cormier: The Dances Down Home”

CDROUN11593 - released 2001

“Joe Cormier, now living in Waltham, Massachusetts, represents one of the greatest practitioners of the Scots fiddle music of his native Cape Breton Island. For his compelling dance music he has been designated a National Heritage Folk Arts Fellow by the NEA. This CD, all of which has been assembled from currently unavailable sources, revisits some of the highlights of Joe’s twenty-five year association with Rounder Records. Joseph Cormier violin Edmond Boudreau bass and guitar Eddie Irwin piano Johnny Muise occasional clappers Produced by Mark Wilson”


Several errors can be found on the track list of this CD. Be carefull. The actual list that is given on our favorite web site : The Session, is correct ’though! Thanks!

Re: The Dances Down Home

Is it just me or is the so-called “Cheticamp” on this CD one and the same as the Monaghan Jig? I love this album. The reel “The Earl of Hyndford” is in such an unusual key (Cdor or Cmix) but sounds amazing.