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La Cardeuse

[trad. arr. Martin Carthy]

Martin Carthy played this tune on his 1988 album Right of Passage. A BBC live recording from September 1988 was published in 1994 on the album The Kershaw Sessions. Carthy also played it live in studio in July 2006 for the DVD Guitar Maestros. He commented in the original recording’s sleeve notes:

La Cardeuse is a Quebecois tune which I learned from Lisa Ornstein, that most meticulous of fiddle players whose steadiness is spiced with a dash that can take you out of your chair.