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.


“This book comes alive when you hear many of these tunes actually being played by these fiddlers on two CD’s that accompany the book. A must have book for any fiddling enthusiast!!”

– Ivan Hicks, Fiddler New Brunswick, Canada

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Emile Melanson, ca.1941

Tommy Doucet, 1942