New England Fiddles

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New England Fiddles presents seven of the finest traditional musicians as they play in their homes and at dances and contests, passing their styles to younger fiddlers, and commenting on their music. Featured are Ron West (Yankee), Paddy Cronin (Irish), Ben Guillemette (Quebecois), Wilfred Guillette (Quebecois), Harold Luce (Yankee), Gerry Robichaud (Maritime), and the Cape Breton style of Joe Cormier. The film was made in 1983 by John Bishop and folklorist Nicholas Hawes.

  • Film by: John M. Bishop
  • Produced by: John Bishop, Nicholas Hawes
  • Cinematographer: John Bishop
  • Sound: Robbie Leppzer, Lynn Cadwallader
  • Editor: John Bishop
  • Other Credits: Music Editor, Naomi Bishop
  • Funding: The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1983, J.M. Bishop
  • 28mins, Color