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Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle

mg 22 Feb 09 - 06:51 PM
Beer 22 Feb 09 - 07:25 PM
mg 22 Feb 09 - 07:55 PM
Beer 22 Feb 09 - 08:03 PM
Janie 22 Feb 09 - 08:26 PM
mg 22 Feb 09 - 08:31 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 22 Feb 09 - 11:45 PM
Beer 23 Feb 09 - 07:17 AM
Jim Lad 24 Feb 09 - 03:17 AM
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Subject: BS: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: mg
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 06:51 PM

I am going to find a young student, about 12 to 15 perhaps, in Cape Breton, and give them my fiddle, which came from Cape Breton about 30 years ago. It was played by a Cape Breton fiddler for dances etc. and is supposedly a fairly good fiddle. Bow is no good.

Does anyone know a deserving, non-prosperous student who shows some talent for Cape Breton fiddling and would appreciate this? Let me know. I will not be giving it to anyone here, no offense..just a young person. mg


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: Beer
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 07:25 PM

Good luck mg. Wonderful gesture.
I played guitar last night here in Quebec with a fiddler from P.E.I. who does just Cape Breton Style of fiddling.


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: mg
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 07:55 PM

I bought it in a pawn/porn shop in North Sidney, or maybe Sidney, Cape Breton. I think it was right after he had died. I believe he was from the Margaree Valley. mg


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: Beer
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 08:03 PM

That is where my great grand father was from.
Small connection to the Cape. Actually the first Doucette's (Spelled Doucet back then.)came to the Margaree Valley.
I'm rambling sorry.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: Janie
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 08:26 PM

What a thoughtful thing to do, mg. I suspect it will find it's fiddler with you to give it a little guidance.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: mg
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 08:31 PM

Thanks. Even if I was a good fiddler, which sad to say I am not..it belongs back there with someone who plays that style. mg


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 22 Feb 09 - 11:45 PM

That is a very generous offer mg!
I will put a link to this thread on the Cape Breton music list. There is no doubt that it would help some youngster. I also know some people belonging to the Cape breton Fiddlers Association who may be of help in finding a deserving home for your gift.
          Best Regards,                        
                   Sandy


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: Beer
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 07:17 AM

Now that is great help to receive.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: Jim Lad
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 03:17 AM

I'm sure if you send it to Sandy, the fiddle will find a good home.
He's in the know.


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Subject: RE: Farewell to my Cape Breton fiddle
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 10:01 AM

Jim, I passed the information on to the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association and I hope that they will find a suitable recipiant. I did offer to help interested persons contact mg but I am sure that it would be her wish to deal directly with, and choose between, anyone wanting to take up her offer.
            Slainte,
                Sandy


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