The History of Fiddling in Northern Alberta to 1950

The twentieth century saw the advent of the sound recording—first, the cylinder record player and later, the gramophone. This new technology represented a new means for sharing tunes. Through recordings, fiddlers from Northern Alberta could connect to fiddlers whom they would never meet as well as to tunes from outside their communities. "Silver Bells," an example of an American popular tune, is played here on Frank Madsen's cylinder record player.
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An LP recording of Henry Levang

An LP recording of Henry Levang

Silver Bells

Silver Bells