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Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association

Cape Breton

Preparation for the 1973 Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling in Glendale gave birth to the Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association. The Association's main mandate has been to preserve and promote traditional Cape Breton fiddle music.

In 1998, the Association celebrated its 25th anniversary with two hundred and two fiddlers on stage at the Gaelic College. Ten years later, nearly one hundred members embarked on a ten-day tour of Scotland.

By providing workshops and opportunities to learn new tunes and techniques, publishing tunes, and providing venues for musicians, the Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association is flourishing.

Cape Breton fiddle music is alive and well both on the Island and throughout the world and the Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association is proud to have played a significant role in this resurgence.

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