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Joseph Allard

vn, cl, *1873
World and Country
A.k.a. Joseph Allard. Maxime Toupin

Joseph Allard, called "Prince of the Fiddlers," was born near Montréal in 1873 and learned the rudiments of his art from his father, also a brilliant fiddler. Allard's "light and supple bowing, coupled with matchless fingering" won him honors and fame, and he recorded the spirited sides presented here between 1928 and 1933. Né à Woodland le 1er février 1873 - Décédé à Châteauguay le 14 novembre 1947 Fils de violoneux, il fût babtisé "Prince des violoneux" pour son doigté brillant et la souplesse de son coup d'archet. Il est considéré comme un des piliers du répertoire traditionnel québécois et fût le professeur de Jean Carignan. Malgré de nombreux enregistrements à son nom et sous le pseudonyme de Maxime Toupin et des concours gagnés un peu partout en Nouvelle-Angleterre, où il habita pendant une trentaine d'années, M. Allard ne pu vraiment gagner sa vie avec sa musique et travailla surtout dans la pêche commerciale.

  • Violin
  • Clarinet
  • World
  • Country
  • Folk

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