Episode 31: Frank Ferrel

Master Downeast fiddler Frank Ferrel is a fixture in the New England traditional music scene. He shares his musical journey with Neil: from playing banjo in Pacific Northwest bluegrass bands to falling in love with the fiddling of Gerry Robichaud and following that trail to the nexus of New England and Canadian fiddling that is Boston. Along the way he shares stories about discovering little known home-made 78's of the great Franco-American fiddler Tommy Doucet and his compatriots.

[Music in this episode: Out Along the Buckhorn Way and a medley of Erin Reel and Babs' Reel (a.k.a. Reel de Pompom) by Oliver Tremblay]

Frank's website: www.frankferrel.com

Musicians Frank talks about: Gerry Robichaud, Tommy Doucet, Bill Keith, Peter Barnes, John McGann, John Campbell, Joe Cormier, Seamus Connolly, Jean Carignan, Oliver Tremblay


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