The Cape Breton Fiddle: Making and Maintaining Tradition

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In The Cape Breton Fiddle, Glenn Graham, an accomplished Cape Breton fiddler, explores the roots of the Cape Breton fiddling tradition, an art firmly rooted in Scottish Gaelic cultural forms, through an evolution that has made Cape Breton an icon of creativity recognized around the world.

This social history of the music and an assessment of its current status are overdue. Graham’s knowledge of the history of Cape Breton’s fiddling traditions, key players and indeed his close association with the best-known and most knowledgeable figures, convey a unique sense of the making and maintaining of the Cape Breton fiddle tradition.

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