Jason Lepine on fiddle, and the tunes are Cat Scratch Reel and Buckskin Reel, from the Métis Cultural Days YouTube channel.
Take a trip with me down Route 15 with one of Manitoba’s many great fiddle players, Reg Bouvette.
John Arcand on fiddle…
Here’s some tunes by Andy DeJarlis, the great Métis fiddler from Manitoba. He was born in 1914 and passed in 1975. DeJarlis was known on Winnipeg Radio for performances with The Red River Mates. Later he lived in Vancouver and in Montreal and performed on… Read More
Check out Patti Kusturok’s 365 days of fiddle tunes on YouTube. She’s from Manitoba and she’s one of the best fiddle players anywhere. This is an incredibly generous resource for fiddle lovers. I’ll share some samples from her 365 days here, but go visit her… Read More
I’ve been listening to some Metis fiddle music lately on the YouTube. Here’s the tune known as the “Metis National Anthem”. The player is Patti Kusturok AKA Patti Lamoureux, and she is playing two versions of the tune, which she refers to here as the… Read More
I’ve been listening to some Metis fiddle I came across on YouTube this morning. Here’s Stanley Beaulieu playing Duck Dance.
Your Daily Dose…. Did I mention I love fiddle music?
Here’s a great video that explores the world of Metis fiddle playing. It’s excellent and well worth spending some time with. I learned a lot. The video features Trent Freeman and Ry Moran.