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Ward Allen on fiddle

Here’s Ward Allen’s first recording, The Maple Leaf Two Step.

Ward Allen lived a short life, from 1924 to 1965 but made quite a mark on Canadian fiddle music. He won many contests including the Canadian Open Fiddlers’ contest. His most enduring composition, Maple Sugar, has been performed by fiddlers everywhere.

Here’s one more Ward Allen tune I love, The CNE Breakdown.

 

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