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.

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“We owe a great debt to Frank Ferrel for shining a spotlight on this period of music-making, which otherwise would have been forgotten. This is a fascinating and inspiring publication, with much varied and vibrant music.”
– Folk Music Journal, English Folk Music and Song Society

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Emile Melanson, ca.1941

Tommy Doucet, 1942


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