I’m A Yankee Doodle Dandy
An extensive collection of personal interviews, oral histories, home recordings, collected books and hand-written manuscripts reflecting the rich French-American fiddle tradition that flourished around New England urban and metro areas in the mid-20th century. The principal players in this collection include Tommy Doucet, Emil Melanson, Oliver Tremblay, Alcide Aucoin, Romeo Lemay and Gerry Robichaud, all of whom played together, shared tunes and accompanied one another.
Includes 2-CD set of original home-recordings from the 1940’s and ’50’s
$24.95 + $4 S&H to all U.S. states. Available to ship Early November
Sample of included recordings below
Emile Melanson, ca.1941
Most of the music in this collection was inspired by, and adapted from
the playing of New England French-Acadian fiddler, Tommy Doucet
(1902-1992) as learned from his vast collection of home-recorded 78’s, tapes
and manuscript books.
The Ferrel Collection
325 original compositions for violin, flute, penny whistle, mandolin, concertina, etc
including Jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, clogs, waltzes, two-steps, etc
With forward by Dave Richardson