FIDDLER’S COR­NER

The Victoria Standard - - Arts - by Paul S. Cran­ford.

If you have a tune you would like to share with other Cape Bre­ton fid­dlers or a mu­si­cal event that could be pro­moted in this col­umn con­tact The Vic­to­ria Stan­dard or Cran­ford Pub­li­ca­tions. Email - psc@cran­ford­pub.com (www.cran­ford­pub.com).

The Celtic Colours In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val at­tracts many mu­si­cians. This year I spent one evening in Mabou at the Red Shoe Pub with Bos­ton fiddler Rachel Reeds and friends. The above jig can be heard on Sparkjoy, her lovely new CD, (avail­able on Cd­baby). Fea­tur­ing Rachel’s strong fid­dling, one sur­prise to me was the fine pi­ano ac­com­pa­ni­ment of An­drea Beaton (most think of her as a Cape Bre­ton fiddler). An­drea also con­trib­uted a new G mi­nor reel to the project.

Writ­ten to com­mem­o­rate a Thanks­giv­ing feast when one Al­lie Thomp­son con­trib­uted the pies, with­out that back­ground a piper could eas­ily as­sume the ti­tle above con­tains a typo.

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