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Jean Carignan
Born December 7, 1916(1916-12-07)
Died February 16, 1988 (aged 71)
Instruments Fiddle

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". [1] 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)
  • 2006: Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways)

Selected Filmography

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

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