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Rufus Guinchard - Newfoundland Fiddler FLAC album

Rufus Guinchard, Newfoundland and Labrador fiddler, on CBC, mid 1980's.

Fathers of the Newfoundland Fiddle (Volume 1) - Студийный альбом от Rufus Guinchard. В альбом вошло 24 треков.

Fiddler, accordionist, composer, b Daniel's Harbour, Nfld, 6 Sep 1899, d Corner Brook, Nfld, 7 Sep 1990. He began playing violin at 11, holding the bow in the middle, and laying the instrument across his chest and against his right shoulder. He would play in in this manner throughout his life. In 1972, Guinchard began to appear elsewhere in Newfoundland and was a member in the mid-1970s of the Breakwater Boys in St John's. He made his first LP, Rufus Guinchard - Newfoundland Fiddler (Breakwater 1002), during this period. A third album, Humouring the Tunes (SingSong SS-9091 CD), issued posthumously, included two examples of Guinchard's accordion playing. Of Guinchard's own pieces, the best-known is Centennial Highway Reel, which has also been recorded by Figgy Duff and Red Island. Travelling with Kelly Russell and/or Jim Payne, Guinchard subsequently performed at folk events across Canada (eg the Mariposa, Atlantic, and Vancouver festivals) and at Expo 86, and appeared in the USA, England, Ireland, France, Japan (Expo 85, Tsukuba), and Australia (Expo 88, Brisbane).

Artists Rufus Guinchard Fathers of the Newfoundland Fiddle (Volume 1). Fathers of the Newfoundland Fiddle (Volume 1) Rufus Guinchard. Fathers of the Newfoundland Fiddle (Volume 1). 1995. This album has an average beat per minute of 166 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 166/166 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Fathers of the Newfoundland Fiddle (Volume 1).

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For decades, Rufus Guinchard (1899-1990) was the fiddler of choice in communities along the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, often walking many miles to play for square sets, cotillions, and reels that were the main source of community entertainment. After these dances waned in popularity, he was "discovered" in the 1970s by the folklorists from St. John's, and started traveling the world playing his music.

He’s an excellent fiddler and he played some tune composed by Emile Benoit. Does anyone know if the Newfoundland trad music has an irish influence or scottish influence (like the Cape Breton music). Posted by Ticasse 12 years ago. Re: Kelly Russell(Newfoundland, Canada) : do you this fiddler. Hi Bert, wonderful to hear that you were able to see Kelly Russell- he is certainly amazing and one of our best. I think there are actually two books now but the most recent has Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit tunes. PS I think Kelly is fiddler for the Irish Descendants these days, so you should check them out too if you get the chance. Posted by Cailin Rua 12 years ago.

booktitle "Play It Like It Is", } TY - CHAP. T1 - Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit. T2 - two Newfoundland fiddlers. AU - Osborne, Evelyn.


A1 Annie, Annie 1:57
A2 Rowed Up In The Dory 1:19
A3 Payne's Choice 0:55
A4 Old Boney 1:47
A5 Sweet Forget Me Not 1:42
A6 Four Turn Tune 1:36
A7 Out Behind The House 1:00
A8 Centennial Highway 1:15
A9 Big John McNeil 0:41
B1 Liverpool Reel 1:07
B2 Uncle Harry's Out Of Shape 2:19
B3 Uncle John Peter Payne's Tune 0:59
B4 Up Southern Shore 1:40
B5 Tribute To Newfoundland 1:28
B6 Mickey Hickey 1:16
B7 Cooks In The Galley 1:32
B8 Flowers Of Edinburgh 1:12
B9 Daniel's Harbour Breaksound 1:27
B10 McBen 1:27

Companies, etc.

  • Lacquer Cut At – The Lacquer Channel Limited


  • Artwork – Pam Hall
  • Editor [Assistant Tape Editor] – Wilfred Wareham*
  • Editor [Tape Editor] – Kenneth S. Goldstein
  • Engineer – Rick Harris
  • Liner Notes – Clyde Rose

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout): PRP-257A. TLC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout): PRP257B TLC
Easily the best Rufus Guinchard album, arguably the best ever recording of Newfoundland fiddle.Rufus was one of the leading 20th century fiddlers in Newfoundland. (For a more complete bio, see ) This was his first album. Though he was 77-78 years old when it was recorded, his playing was still spectacular. This album does a great job of capturing it. The only accompaniment is his tapping foot. About half of the tunes here are old tunes Rufus learned from the older fiddlers in his community back in the 1910s; while these tunes are fairly common in the Newfoundland repertoire today, everyone learned them from Rufus, and these are his definitive versions.Highly recommended.
Rufus Guinchard - Newfoundland Fiddler FLAC album
Rufus Guinchard
Newfoundland Fiddler
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