The History of Fiddling in Northern Alberta to 1950

The Great Depression brought another wave of immigration to Northern Alberta from the city to the country-the "$600 people" that Jiggs and Kay Carter and Leonard Laberge talk about—and from the south to the north. Frank Madsen made the epic journey from Coronation to Faust on horseback in the 1930s. Economic hardship served to reinforce the importance of local fiddling traditions.
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Horses in winter

Horses in winter

$600 people

$600 people