Over 425 reels, jigs, set-tunes, waltzes, marches, strathspeys, and airs transcribed from the playing of traditional fiddlers make this a “must have” title.
Ken Perlman is a well known banjo and guitar player on the American and international folk music scene. He also has an advanced degree in ethnomusicology (the study of folk music). For the last several years he has been deeply immersed in studying old-time (traditional) fiddling on Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Maritimes. To date, he has published several articles on the subject in American and Canadian periodicals, and released an anthology cassette of field recordings entitled The Old Time Fiddlers of Prince Edward Island. He is also at work on a book based on the fiddlers oral histories. Ken s has also recorded audio and video banjo instruction series for Homespun, Centerstream, and Mel Bay Publications, Inc. His solo recordings include Island Boy (Wizmak), Devil in the Kitchen (Marimac), Live in the U.K. (Halshaw), and Clawhammer Banjo and Fingerstyle Guitar Solos (Folkways). He lives and works in the Boston area.