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Buddy MacMaster – The Judique Fiddler
A book about the life of fiddler Buddy MacMaster.
Buddy MacMaster, the renowned Cape Breton fiddler, grew up in Judique, Inverness County, and was influenced by some of the giants in the music at that time like Bill Lamey, “Little” Jack MacDonald. Angus Chisholm and Mary MacDonald. In 1949, Buddy began performing on a regular basis at local square dances. By the mid 1960s, Buddy was making regular appearances at dances in Canada and the U.S. that contributed to sustaining the old-time music and the dance tradition. He developed a reputation as a master fiddler and made his first visit to Scotland to perform in 1970.