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New England Fiddles
October 29, 2012  
Fiddler

Since colonial times, the fiddle has enjoyed a primary place in American traditional music. MPBN Community Films looks at fiddle playing as both intensely personal experience and an expression of cultural aesthetics.

New England Fiddles shows that the fiddler provides the spirit and music for dances which are important elements for community cohesion, New England styles and tunes originate in French and Anglo-Celtic traditions which have been transformed into the music we hear at fiddle contests and contra dances in the Northeast today. New England Fiddles presents seven of the finest traditional musicians in the Northeast.

 

New England Fiddles is produced by John Bishop

 

The Film Production Company is DER - Documentary Educational Resources

 

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Purchase a New England Fiddles DVD

 

[New England Fiddles originally aired on MPBN Community Films June 26, 2010.]

 

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