Jean Carignan

Jean Carignan

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Jean Carignan, CM (December 7, 1916 – February 16, 1988) was a Canadian fiddler.

Born in Lévis, Québec on December 7, 1916. He was a well-known fiddler from Quebec. Joseph Allard, Michael Coleman, and J. Scott Skinner are all brilliant traditional fiddlers whose music Carignan studied. Carignan was a friend of famous violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin. In 1974, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada as "the greatest fiddler in North America". He died in Montreal on February 16, 1988 at the age of 71.

Selected discography

  • 1960: Old Time Fiddle Tunes played by Jean Carignan (Folkways Records)
  • 1961: Alan Mills and Jean Carignan: Songs, Fiddle Tunes and a Folk-Tale from Canada (Folkways)
  • 1973: Jean Carignan (Philo)
  • 1976: Jean Carignan rend hommage a Joseph Allard (Philo)
  • 1977: Jean Carignan Plays the Music of - Joue La Musique De Coleman, Morrison & Skinner (Philo)
  • 1987: Gigue A Deux (Radio Canada International)
  • 2006: Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways)
  • French Canadian Fiddle Songs (Legacy - an Elektra/Everest Production)

Selected filmography

  • 1986 Featured in TV series for Channel Four TV made by Pelicula Films, Glasgow


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