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Re: PEI Sinclair musicians?
The man you are thinking of is Doug Kershaw. Yes he certainly moved when he
played and he set America on fire because no one had ever seen anything like
it. But he didn't step dance the way Natalie MacMaster and Jennifer Roland
do ie. complete step-dance routines (maybe you would call it clogging) that
is hard enough to do right without playing fiddle...................aye Rory
From: Diane Hettrick <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Saturday, August 07, 1999 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: PEI Sinclair musicians?
>There was a Cajun fiddler from Louisiana who was popular in the US in the
>1970's - Jim ? - I think we still have some of his LP's (long playing vinyl
>records) - believe he was called the Ragin' Cajun - or maybe that was a
>wrestler. Anyway, one of the amazing things about him was that he fiddled
>danced at the same time. He sang, too.
>Diane Hettrick, Seattle, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Rory Sinclair wrote:
>> What a great bloomin email! Jennifer Roland was the featured performer
>> the Ceilidh in Guysborough last summer. Why do Cape Breton fiddlers
>> and play at the same time??? It blows me away because they seem equally
>> outstanding at both.
>> Your aye Rory
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