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title The Great Fiddling Contests of 1926
creator Hornby, Jim
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The news spread rapidly across the Island: the best fiddlers and stepdancers were invited to a provincial championship in Charlottetown. The prize for the top fiddler would be a trip to Boston to represent the Island in an international fiddling contest. In response, fiddlers rosined their bows and warmed up their "big tunes," and some areas held local contests as a tune-up. Special excursion trains were scheduled from Tignish and Souris; a few men later boarded them carrying fiddle cases, just so they could get in to see the contest. In Charlottetown, the Guardian noticed the excitement and observed: "It is the talk of the Island and nothing in recent years has stirred such enthusiastic interest."
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1979
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-99
source 07
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title The Great Fiddling Contests of 1926
creator Hornby, Jim
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The news spread rapidly across the Island: the best fiddlers and stepdancers were invited to a provincial championship in Charlottetown. The prize for the top fiddler would be a trip to Boston to represent the Island in an international fiddling contest. In response, fiddlers rosined their bows and warmed up their "big tunes," and some areas held local contests as a tune-up. Special excursion trains were scheduled from Tignish and Souris; a few men later boarded them carrying fiddle cases, just so they could get in to see the contest. In Charlottetown, the Guardian noticed the excitement and observed: "It is the talk of the Island and nothing in recent years has stirred such enthusiastic interest."
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1979
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-99
source 07
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.