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JOE MacISAAC - CAPE BRETON FIDDLE - ARC

€49.99

# J 1591

JOE  Mac ISAAC    

THE  SOUND  OF  CAPE  BRETON       

USA    1960s     PRESSING

ARC  527        RECORDS 

 DISC       VG+

SLEEVE    N  MINT   MINUS  

  ALL  RECORDS  SHOULD  BE  FINE  CLEANED  BEFORE  PLAYING

 NO  BARCODE  

Tracks: McKeigan’s Reel - Liverpool Hornpipe; Stool of Repentence - Ireland Jig; Sister Elder’s Reel; Acrobat Clog - Fisher’s Hornpipe; Shammus McManus Waltz; Southern Melodies - Polo March: Angus Campbell; Medley of Jigs; Stumpi; Liberty Two Step; Waltz Quadrille; Blue Mountain Hornpipe; McNab’s Hornpipe - Farmer’s Daughters; Harvest Home Breakdown
 

Of all the varied styles of old time fiddling which exist in the different regions of North America, one of the most distinctive types of playing flourishes on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island.

Here, generations of Scottish influence have produced a catchy and lilting way of handling the bow resulting in a highly pleasing effect not unlike the tones of the bagpipe itself.

In this album, you’ll meet Joe MacIsaac, one of the finest fiddlers on Cape Breton. Joe was born at East Bay, NS, March 22nd, 1928, and at the age of seven learned to handle the violin from his mother. By the time he was eleven, Joe had already appeared on Sydney’s CJCB, and later went on to form his own old-time dance band making appearances around the Island. In between playing, Joe studied under professor James MacDonald of North Sydney.

Early in 1960, Joe MacIsaac’s way with a tune caught the attention of the producers of CBC Television’s “Don Messer’s Jubilee” who arranged for the first of several appearances on this nationally televised program. This has been the first glimpse of Joe and his music for people in other parts of Canada and the US, but Maritimers of course are well acquainted with his artistry through regular appearances on CJCB-TV and radio shows on a CBC regional hookup originating at CBC Sydney.

Several of the tunes in this collection were written by this quiet down-easterner who has put together some 40 original melodies, all with a definite Scottish flavour.

No matter how many old time fiddle albums you may own, we think you’ll find this one completely different and completely captivating. It represents a truly authentic style of playing that has persisted intact through the years, and like Joe MacIsaac himself, it’s just plain ‘likable’.


  • Model: LP
  • Manufactured by: USA

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