vanishing fiddlers

I’ve been spending some time in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton recently. (Pictures coming soon.) Ever wonder why there’s such a tradition of Celtic fiddlers and bagpipers and culture in general, on the far East Coast of Canada? It’s geography: Nova Scotia = “New Scotland”.

Here’s a fascinating mini-doc. with the story:

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2 Responses to “vanishing fiddlers”

  1. Adrian Says:

    Hi Cheryl – Great job with the blog (and VPR). Re Cape Breton, you might find my CB research page interesting. It’s a few years out of date (and looks awful on my new Mac), but it discusses the music scene there a little in the context of CB history, politics, etc.

  2. Cheryl Says:

    Hello Adrian, – thanks for the link. Best wishes in your continued travels and writing, keep in touch!

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