The History of Fiddling in Northern Alberta: Working Fiddlers

Country music legend Wilf Carter (aka “Montana Slim”) employed several Northern Alberta fiddlers—including Alfie Myhre, Frankie Rodgers, and Fred Lang—on his Canadian tours during the 1940s and 1950s. Partly through this association with Wilf Carter, Frankie Rodgers and Alfie Myhre became well known in Alberta and beyond.

That Wilf Carter cast a long shadow on Northern Alberta music is evident in a 1985 performance by Randy Holler at the Barrhead Opry, many years after Carter's last tour.


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Rod talks about Fred Lang, Alfie Myhre, and Frankie Rodgers ...

Rod talks about Fred Lang, Alfie Myhre, and Frankie Rodgers playing with Wilf Carter.

Randy Holler announces and sings a Wilf Carter tune at the B...

Randy Holler announces and sings a Wilf Carter tune at the Barrhead Opry.