New England Fiddles New England Dances
Film et Vidéo
- Auteurs : Bishop John M. ; Hawes Nicholas ;
- Editeurs : Watertown Documentary Educational Resources [éd., distrib.] ;
- Date d'édition : 2004
- Sujets : Films documentaires -- Amérique, Ethnomusicologie, États-Unis, Films ethnographiques États-Unis
- Langue(s) : Anglais
- Description matérielle : 1 DVD vidéo monoface simple couche zone 0 (28 min 30 s), : Coul., (SECAM)
- Pays de publication : États-Unis
Films en version originale en anglais. ; The DVD also contains bonus tunes, filmmaker interview and a transcript of New England Fiddles annotated by Nicholas Hawes (PDF file).
Since colonial times, the fiddle has enjoyed a primary place in American traditional music. Playing the fiddle is both intensely personal and an expression of cultural aesthetics. The fiddler provides the spirit and music for dances which are important elements for community cohesion. New England styles and tunes originate in French and Anglo-Celtic traditions which have been transformed into the music we hear at fiddle contests and contra dances in the Northeast today. New England Fiddles presents seven of the finest traditional musicians in the Northeast. ; New England Dances visits some old dances and the callers and musians who make them happen. It features Phil Johnson calling squares in Lebanon, Maine ; John Campbell and Norman MacEachern at the Canadian American Victory Club in Watertown, Massachusetts ; William Chaisson and Joe Cormier at the French American Victory Club in Waltham, Masachussetts ; and Charlie Mitchell at the Blue Goose in Northport, Maine. Bravura squences ofIrish step dancers Liam Harney and Deirdre Goulding, and Cape Breton step dancer Harvey Beaton round out the film.