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I love Cajun music (though the Cajuns may not love my version of their music LOL) I heard this on YooToob and put me ackordeen and fiddle to work....and these Cajuns ...don't they ever write anything down !!!???
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Uploaded: Apr 01, 2017 - 07:36:02 PM
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bronco said 52 days ago (April 2nd, 2017)
Lesse Le Bon Ton Rouer
In Cajun that means Let the Good Times Roll. Not so sure about proper French. Raised in Baton Rouge and heard this music at festivals and such quite a bit. If you mean written in proper music notes, then no they don't. It is a form of folk music and is mostly for dancing while consuming large amounts of alcohol. Ragged but right is your rendition here. More about attitude and style rather than technical ability.
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Jarvoid said 52 days ago (April 3rd, 2017)
My understandingis
that the music is an " aural "tradition which meant that I had to really listen...I did get a Mel Bay book, but the transcriptions by and large suck the life out of the music. I'd rather play it like this (Ist anniversary of teaching myself the fiddle this month as well )with passion and love for the spirit of the music....cheers Bronco.
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PeterB7858 said 52 days ago (April 3rd, 2017)
Port Arthur Blues
I'm with Tom. Dancing and consuming large amounts of alcohol would go with this a treat. No need to write anything down when you play from the heart. Thanks, Jarvo.
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DWL said 52 days ago (April 3rd, 2017)
Where's that moonshine?
A lot of fun Chris! Not all bad for a year of playing fiddle.


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Hickling_Stan said 52 days ago (April 3rd, 2017)
yee ha etc
Blimey Chris been a while since I've heard one from you. can't believe you've only been on the fiddle for a year(!). Sounds damned authentic and I'm sure a real pleasure to play. Good stuff. Cheers Mark
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Philip18 said 51 days ago (April 3rd, 2017)
Port Arthur Blues
Your "have a go" attitude is inspiring. Fun recording.
Moviz said 49 days ago (April 5th, 2017)
I just love
your will and enthusiasm for various instruments and music styles......and you do have a good heart, which comes across in your music and the determination you show to keep on learning new instruments and styles.......no need to write it.....just play it LOL, cheers Chris ,M
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Calchas said 46 days ago (April 9th, 2017)
Long time no hear Chris!
I'm not Cajun so what I say may not count for much, but I like this a lot. Has a loose live feel. Can see myself square dancing to this! (A frightful sight indeed!)

Be well friend!
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Warren Smith said 40 days ago (April 14th, 2017)
Fiddle me this
It sounds like the real deal to me! The fun you are having shines through in this recording - which means it's fun to listen to. Keep sawing away!
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Daugrin said 40 days ago (April 14th, 2017)
Port Arthur Blues
Perhaps having played a gig there allows for a comment? Not a bad take at all...
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