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- The 9th in our series
Publications specializes in Celtic
fiddle music from Cape Breton, Ireland and
Scotland. Proprietor Paul Cranford is a
fiddler, composer and retired
lightousekeeper well-grounded in the
traditions of music he sells, performs and
site provides resources for a continuing
tradition. We both create and distribute
books of music notation and related
recordings; materials intended to help you
learn to interpret music. We also link to
many other educational sites as well as to
other fiddlers, luthiers, festivals
Fiddle Day (WFD) has chosen Paul
Cranford, to be their 2015 Patron, joining
the company of past patrons Michael D.
Higgins (The President of Ireland) and
Pete Clarke (the Scottish fiddler who
established the annual Niel Gow Festival
will celebrate this year's WFD hosting a
multi-fiddler event and book release, Sat.
May 16, 3- 9 PM at Bunkers Pub, in
photo at left shows the cover of the new
book - The
Cape Breton Highland
- older Scottish pipe music arranged for
explore the site you will find links to
thousands of tunes. Check out any page which
features a book or CD that interests you - on
most you will find links to tunes. Many are
posted as free, on-screen musical notation
others as sound clips, midi files, ABCs or link
to articles, photos and descriptions - all
relating to books and CDs which we make or have
made available in our on-line store.
are worth exploring since they both
synopsize content and provide links to tunes,
videos, artists, books etc.
DVDs from Antigonish Film-maker Peter
Paul worked as a
lighthousekeeper from 1975-2009. Lighthouses proved
to be an ideal place to research, write and
practice. Working month on - month off, he started
publishing books of fiddle music in 1979 with a
reproduction of The
and over the years has published over a dozen
collections. His final lighthouse posting was
a bird sanctuary located on the Canadian-US border
in the Bay of Fundy.
from lighthouses, Paul has settled into full-time
life in Cape Breton.
Paul is married
to artist, fiddler, piano player Sarah Beck.
Well-known for her pottery, her specialty is Raku
animals. If you are touring Cape Breton during the
summer months Paul and Sarah work together in her
Books and Pottery.
Located on the Cabot Trail, the shop also carries a
good supply of the music books and CDs described on