Buddy MacMaster, renowned Cape Breton fiddler, dead at 89

From cbc.com:

Renowned Cape Breton fiddler Hugh Allan (Buddy) MacMaster has died at age 89.

A friend of the family confirmed MacMaster died in his home in rural western Cape Breton in Nova Scotia around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Buddy MacMaster

A member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia, MacMaster was born into a Celtic-speaking, musical family in the northeastern Ontario mining town of Timmins. (Joan Weeks/CBC)

MacMaster is credited with bringing Cape Breton fiddling to the world stage. He spent his career with Canadian National Railway, but often played fiddle on the side most nights of the week.

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