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7 months agoby hammersonpetersFinally! At long last, 'The Lost Tunes of Rupert's Land,' a collection of forgotten Metis fiddle tunes from Western Canada, is published on Amazon (did you know that Canadians can buy CreateSpace CDs on Amazon.com as well as Amazon.ca?). You can access it by checking out the link in my bio. I hope you enjoy! Again, I can't thank @lukechrister and @tomvdrslt enough for their excellent work on the cover art. You won't find nicer, more affordable guys to work with. Keep your eyes on these two gentlemen; they're going places. #metis#metisfiddle#redriverjig#redriver#manitoba#michif#oldtimefiddle#fiddle#westerncanada
6 months agoby hammersonpetersIt is said that those who forget their history are bound to repeat it. I'm currently in the process of publishing (or, perhaps more accurately, "printing and distributing"; some of my family members, for reasons I disagree with but will respect, do not want to make this thing public) my paternal grandmother's memoirs. Since I cannot make this particular story public, I would like to introduce you to another woman's memoirs whose story closely parallels that of my grandma. Anna Fischer's 'Cry Out of Russia' is a story worth reading. Anna Fischer and my grandmother are both ethnically German Ukrainians…