The Judique Flyer CD
Running Time: 62 Minutes

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Listen here to track excerpts, each featuring a different accompanist.

Donald Angus Beaton Set
Piano: Joey Beaton
Alex MacDonnell's Favourite
Piano: Betty Lou Beaton
Captain O'Kane
Piano: Tracey Dares
St. Elmo Clog Set
Piano: Marie MacLellan
Memories of Father Charles MacDonald
Piano: Maybelle Chisholm MacQueen
Paulette Bissonette Set
Guitar: Dave MacIsaac
The Little Pickle
Piano: Joel Chiasson
Trip To Mabou Ridge
Piano: Jackie Dunn
E Minor Jigs
Piano: MacMorin
Father John Angus Rankin Set
Piano: Hilda Chiasson
Mrs. Ferguson Of Reaths
Piano: Mary Jessie MacDonald
The Second Star Hornpipe Set
Piano: Howie MacDonald
The Lockerbie Lament
Piano: Doug MacPhee
Duncan Johnstone Set
Piano: Mary Elizabeth MacInnis

As unstoppably powerful as the old Canadian steam train on the cover. -- (Scotland On Sunday)
His sound and rhythm sparkle. -- (The Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
Possibly the finest recordings that he has made. -- (Folk Roots - England)
Quite simply, he has to be one of the finest fiddlers I’ve ever heard.-- (Rock ‘n’ Reel - England)
The world's leading exponent of the Cape Breton fiddle style.-- (Dirty Linen - USA)

The Judique Flyer
The Judique Flyer was a steam driven passenger train that replaced the old stagecoach line running between Inverness and Point Tupper on Cape Breton's west coast. In 1938 fiddler Buddy MacMaster boarded The Judique Flyer to return home from Troy after playing his first dance. From that time Buddy's reputation as a fiddler spread up and down the Judique line. In 1943, Buddy took a job as a telegrapher and travelling station agent with the CNR (Canadian National Railroad) working in stations from Truro to Inverness. For the next forty years the railroad would nurture his reputation as a generous fiddler and today he is recognized as the world's leading exponent of the Cape Breton fiddle style. Joining him on this recording are many of the fine accompanists he has played with throughout his sixty-year career as a master of the fiddle.

Buddy MacMaster Biography