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Boisdale Trio

Cape Breton

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Janet Cameron, Paul Wukitsch and the late Joe Peter MacLean performed together as The Boisdale Trio for over twenty years. Janet Cameron is from Boisdale, Cape Breton. Her father Finlay was a well-known Gaelic singer who hosted numerous house sessions of Gaelic and fiddle music. Janet has been a community accompanist for many years. Fiddler Paul Wukitsch immigrated to Cape Breton in the 1970's and became close friends with Cape Breton fiddlers Johnny Wilmot, Wilfred Prosper and Joe Peter MacLean. Paul and Joe Peter would play dances and ceilidhs throughout the rural areas around Boisdale in the early 1980s. The Trio came together with Janet in the late ‘80s after she retired and moved back to the family home in Boisdale. They carried on playing the “weddings, wakes, and funerals” circuit of concerts, dances, ceilidhs and community events, increasingly with Janet’s fiddler brother, Father Francis Cameron. Although the Boisdale Trio never did release an album, Joe Peter recorded an album with Janet, Paul and Gordon MacLean called Back of Boisdale, in 2005. Father Francis will join Janet and Paul tonight in tribute to Joe Peter.

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