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Hall, Mike: A Legacy Not To Be Forgotten
  • Hall, Mike: A Legacy Not To Be Forgotten

Mike Hall is at the very forefront of the younger generation of Cape Breton-style fiddlers today. His style is steeped in tradition and rich in tunes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Born in the province of New Brunswick, Mike was first exposed to the French Acadian music of his surroundings.

No fewer than five of his uncles played the button accordion, so it was only natural that Mike taught himself that instrument at nine. However, it was when family friend Clem Dube exposed him to the Scottish violin music of Cape Breton Island that Mike found his true calling. He made the switch to fiddle playing at age twelve and from the age of fourteen, Mike learned the bedrock of his style and repertoire from Cape Bretoner Alex Lewis MacDonald.

From this foundation, Mike moved on to be influenced by great Cape Breton fiddlers Ashley MacIsaac, Natalie MacMaster, Arthur Muise, Howie MacDonald and Jerry Holland. He made his first trip to Cape Breton Island when he was nineteen and since then, Mike has spent as much time as possible there, teaching the fiddle and playing at music sessions, house parties, and concerts in every corner of Cape Breton. His musical life includes highly in-demand appearances in the dance halls that are the home of the music all over the Island. It is there that Mike’s inherent drive, impeccable timing, and breathtaking repertoire come into fullest play.

In addition to his work on recordings by pianist Jason Roach and fiddler Kinnon Beaton, Mike has made multiple appearances at the annual Celtic Colours Festival and at the famed Rollo Bay Festival in eastern Prince Edward Island. He is a popular selection for dances, ceilidhs, pubs and concerts throughout Cape Breton Island. His impeccable timing and tastes in repertoire is sure to please any music lover of Cape Breton Fiddle music. He has released two solo recordings to date.


  1. A Blast
  2. Here's To You Alex Lewis
  3. Jigs For Clem
  4. The Road To Errogie
  5. Dad In His Element
  6. From Kansas City to Cape Breton
  7. Here's To Howie and Winston
  8. Bats and Rabbits
  9. Mom and Dad's 25th Wedding Anniversary
  10. Twin Fiddle Set
  11. A Legacy "Not to be Forgotten"


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