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1971's "Vanishing Cape Breton Fiddler" documentary

Posted on 2006.15.12 at 01:48
where am I: home
How I feel about it all: enthralledenthralled
Soundtrack: Natalie MacMaster - Close to the Floor
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The end of this segment has twelve-year-old John Morris Rankin talking about his fiddle playing, and a very young Rankin Family playing. Just, wow, is all. What a treasure it is.&hearts

If anyone has the rest of this program, please let me know? I'll pay postage, copying fees, anything. I don't hold out much hope, but maybe somebody has it somewhere. Apparently it might still be available in some libraries. I have a at least a couple of people on my flist from Nova Scotia, so, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I really, really have to look into lessons, very soon.

ETA: Apparently this documentary was the catalyst for the Glendale Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling in 1973, which in turn gave birth to The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association, and began a revival of an art form that had been in danger of dying out completely. Without the documentary as a wake-up call, a real tragedy might have happened, which makes it even more wow.


mr_t00by at 2006-12-15 17:08 (UTC) ()
You cell phone is at Washington Trust, they called Mary. This was the only means I could think of to contact you, because I'm sure you check this most often.

Anyway, yeah I'm not sure what's up this weekend. Tonight I'm going to my friend Kate's I think, then to Scott's, which means it'd prolly me Sunday or Monday that I'd need to go home, I dunno. Either get your cell phone from the bank or find someother way to call me. Call me at work or something.

If I don't answer my cell, I'm probably at Scott's and have no reception. In that case, call his house: 603-645-2029.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-12-15 18:55 (UTC) ()
Mary is supposed to pick up my cell phone and bring it to me. wtf? Okay, I'll get in touch with her. Today is your grandmother's birthday, too, so call her! Tell her I don't have a phone?
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