Tristen Durocher is a self-taught fiddle player whose home base has been both La Ronge and Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan. He started playing fiddle at the age of nine after his grandfather, who also played fiddle, passed away. He learned to play by listening to his grandfather play on a recording. Tristen started to grow as a fiddle player after attending the John Arcand Fiddle Fest in Saskatoon, where both Métis and other fiddle styles are taught and celebrated. Tristen was the Peoples’ Choice at the 2019 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Competition where he also placed 9th among 35 of Canada’s top fiddlers who attend by invitation only. He enjoys sharing his music in schools and at the special events for which his fiddle playing prowess is sought.
Cover photo: Neil Zeller, Neil Zeller Photography
Recorded by: Will Elliott, Ellitech
Guitar accompaniment – Marcel Hapel
“By becoming such a great fiddle player, Tristen is paying a beautiful tribute to those who came before him; those who made fiddle music such an integral part of our past and present. It is wonderful to see young people carry on our Métis traditions. It affirms that fiddle music will remain an important part of our future too.”
Karon Shmon, Gabriel Dumont Institute
Saint Anne’s Reel
Fort Pitt Reel
Louis Riel Reel
Big John MacNeil
Gilbert Anderson’s Duck Dance
The Old Reel of Eight
Big Bear (with clogging)
This digital download contains a .zip file with the tunes in 320 kbps .mp3 files. The link you receive upon purchase will allow you to download the album a total of three times before expiring.