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Encyclopedia > Buddy MacMaster

Hugh Alan "Buddy" MacMaster, CM , ONS , LL.D (born October 18, 1924) is one of the most renowned artists in the tradition of Cape Breton fiddle music. He was born into a Gaelic-speaking home in Timmins, Ontario to John Duncan MacMaster and Sarah Agnes MacDonald MacMaster. The family was originally from the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, and in 1928 they returned to Cape Breton to settle in the town of Judique. At an early age, he began to play the fiddle. At the age of 12, he had his first public performance at an amateur hour in the town of Port Hood, and at the age of 14 he played his first professional gig at a square dance in the nearby town of Troy. He began a career as a station agent and telegrapher for the Canadian National Railroad in 1943, though he continued to play nights at square dances across Nova Scotia. The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning desiring a better country. ... The Order of Nova Scotia, established in 2001, is the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK and Canada the LL.D. is a doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cape Breton fiddling is a lively regional violin style which falls within the Celtic Music idiom. ... Scottish Gaelic, Scots Gaelic, or just Gaelic (Gàidhlig; IPA: ), is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Timmins, with a population of 43,686 (2001), is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area {{{TotalArea}}} km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Judique is a small community located on the Ceilidh Trail (Route 19) on the western side of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The violin is a stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a fifth apart. ... Port Hood is a quiet seaside village on the west coast of Cape Breton Island and the shire town of Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...


Buddy made his first radio broadcast from the town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1948, and in the 1970s he played regularly on Canadian television on the CBC's Celidh show. After his retirement from the railroad in 1988, he continued to work as a professional musician, gaining an international reputation. He was one of the first Cape Breton fiddlers to be asked to teach in Scotland. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish in 1995, and in 2000 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian culture. Area 5. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... CBC redirects here, as this is the most common use of the abbreviation. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Saint Francis Xavier University is a university located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning desiring a better country. ...


Buddy has released four albums. His first, Judique on the Floor, was released in 1989, followed by Glencoe Hall in 1991, The Judique Flyer in 2000, and Cape Breton Tradition in 2003. He has also released a video, Buddy MacMaster, Master of the Cape Breton Fiddle. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Buddy married Marie Beaton in 1968. He has two children, Mary Elizabeth MacMaster MacInnis (also a musician) and Allan Gerard MacMaster. He is also the uncle of Natalie MacMaster, another Cape Breton fiddler who has toured extensively and gained a worldwide following. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Natalie MacMaster (born 1973) is an award-winning fiddler from the town of Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


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Buddy MacMaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
Hugh Alan "Buddy" MacMaster, CM, ONS, LL.D (born October 18, 1924) is one of the most renowned artists in the tradition of Cape Breton fiddle music.
Buddy made his first radio broadcast from the town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1948.
Buddy's youngest sister, Betty Lou Beaton, is one of Cape Breton's finest pianists and is married to well-known fiddler and composer Kinnon Beaton.
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