The Prince Edward Island Style Of Fiddling: Fiddlers Of Eastern Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island -- which lies off the Atlantic coast of Canada -- is home to one of the oldest, strongest, and most vibrant traditional fiddling cultures in North America. In the course of over two centuries of settlement, Scottish, Irish, and Acadian-French influences have joined to create a powerful, driving, intensely rhythmic, distinctly North American fiddling style. Fiddlers of Eastern Prince Edward Island: In the eastern part of the Island, the Scottish influence predominates, and the music resounds with the lyric echo of the Highland bagpipes. This recording offers an important sampling of older Eastern P.E.I. players -- Peter Chaisson, Jr., Peter Chaisson, Sr., George MacPhee, Angus McPhee, Attwood O"Connor, Archie Stewart, Carl Webster, Jackie Webster and Elliot Wight. Also included is a selection by J.J. Chaisson, a young player who represents the new generation of P.E.I. fiddling.
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