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Joseph Cormier

Joseph Cormier
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Genre: Folk, World
Biography: Fiddle player Joseph Cormier grew up in Chéticamp (a French-speaking town in Cape Breton), but picked up on his instrument by hearing Scottish fiddlers in nearby towns, resulting in Cormier's original style. His music has often been described as either Celtic or traditional folk, as evidenced by any ...Read full biography
The Dances Down Home
Released: 1974
Label: Rounder
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Not all of them will admit it out loud, but American folk musicians tend to regard the fiddlers of Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island with a certain degree of awe. Part of it is the seriousness of the ...Read full review
Informal Sessions
Released: 1998
Label: Rounder Records
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This fiddler from Cape Breton is caught in a relaxed atmosphere that is ragged but right. While some of the tunes sound a bit like an amateur recital, there is a nice sense of place to the music here. ...Read full review
More Joseph Cormier albums: Main Albums (4)