Frank Ferrel

Frank Ferrel

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Maine coast musician, Frank Ferrel is considered one of the seminal traditional New England and Maritime fiddlers. In fact, Boston Globe music critic, Scott Alarik called him, “One of the finest living masters of the genre.” his CD recording, Yankee Dreams, was selected by the Library of Congress to be included in their, “Select list of 25 examples of American folk music on record.”
His original compositions have enjoyed great popularity in the Canadian Maritimes, and have been recorded by such notable Canadian fiddlers as Buddy MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, Brenda Stubbert, Tracy Dares, Maybelle Chisholm, Andrea Beaton, Joe Cormier, Shane Cook, Tara Lynn Touesnard and Douglas Cameron and J.J. Chaisson.
He is a regular fixture at local traditional dances and concerts, and has preformed and toured throughout North America, Ireland and the British Isles, including numerous appearances with the legendary Celtic group, The Boys of the Lough. He has also been a regular featured guest on the National Public Radio series, A Prairie Home Companion, and is included on their CD recording, PHC Tourists. He was also music director of the popular NPR game show, Says You, for the first ten years of its run on public radio.
Frank has recorded his music for national labels including Rounder records, Flying Fish, Voyager and Great Meadow Music. He has written two books of traditional music for the national music publishing company, MelBay, and has contributed numerous articles to folk and music magazines and journals.
When not fiddling, Frank is a radio and television producer and program host for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, where he has won an Emmy and two Telly awards for his documentary programming.
Frank Ferrel 114 Old Brunswick Road, Bath, Maine 04530, USA, (207) 449-1614 (home), (978) 395-1733 (cell)
www.frankferrel.com
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