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Rufus Guinchard - Newfoundland Fiddler Mp3

  • Performer: Rufus Guinchard
  • Album: Newfoundland Fiddler
  • Label: Breakwater Recording
  • Catalog #: 1002, PRP257
  • MP3: 1408 mb | FLAC: 2142 mb
  • Released: 1977
  • Country: Canada
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 665
  • Category: Country & Folk
Rufus Guinchard - Newfoundland Fiddler Mp3


1Payne's Choice0:55
2Mickey Hickey1:16
3Old Boney1:47
4Big John McNeil0:41
5Uncle John Peter Payne's Tune0:59
6Cooks In The Galley1:32
7Four Turn Tune1:36
8Daniel's Harbour Breaksound1:27
9Liverpool Reel1:07
10Up Southern Shore1:40
11Annie, Annie1:57
12Flowers Of Edinburgh1:12
13Uncle Harry's Out Of Shape2:19
15Sweet Forget Me Not1:42
16Rowed Up In The Dory1:19
17Centennial Highway1:15
18Tribute To Newfoundland1:28
19Out Behind The House1:00


  • ArtworkPam Hall
  • Editor [Assistant Tape Editor]Wilfred Wareham
  • Editor [Tape Editor]Kenneth S. Goldstein
  • EngineerRick Harris
  • Liner NotesClyde Rose


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout): PRP-257A. TLC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout): PRP257B TLC


  • Lacquer Cut At – The Lacquer Channel Limited

Easily the best Rufus Guinchard album, arguably the best ever recording of Newfoundland fiddle.

Rufus was one of the leading 20th century fiddlers in Newfoundland. (For a more complete bio, see http://www.singsonginc.ca/index.php/artists/rufus-guinchard ) This was his first album. Though he was 77-78 years old when it was recorded, his playing was still spectacular. This album does a great job of capturing it. The only accompaniment is his tapping foot. About half of the tunes here are old tunes Rufus learned from the older fiddlers in his community back in the 1910s; while these tunes are fairly common in the Newfoundland repertoire today, everyone learned them from Rufus, and these are his definitive versions.

Highly recommended.
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