Lawrence 'Teddy Boy' Houle

Lawrence 'Teddy Boy' Houle, Manitoba fiddler If it wasn't for people like Teddy Boy Houle, entire traditions could die out and nobody would know. Concerned with the old time Métis fiddling tradition of his native Manitoba, Houle set out to capture the essence of that priceless style by learning from the sources. It was free form - traditional, with marks of originality and it was dying because everyone wanted to play like Messer. Along with folklorist Anne Lederman, they spent two summers recording and learning tunes from old time fiddlers. He has played Carnegie Hall, Canada Day before The Queen, and is now an Elder concerned with helping reform prisoners.

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