Andy de Jarlis

Andy de Jarlis (1914  1975) was a Canadian Métis fiddler from Woodridge, Manitoba. He was credited with more than 200 musical compositions. He played on Winnipeg radio accompanied by the musical group the Red River Mates. He moved to Vancouver and later to Montreal where he appeared on the television program Don Messer's Jubilee as Andy Dejarlis and His Early Settlers.

Andy de Jarlis
Birth nameJoseph Patrice Ephreme Desjarlais
Born(1914-09-29)29 September 1914
Woodridge, Manitoba, Canada
Died18 September 1975(1975-09-18) (aged 60)
Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
GenresFolk
Instrumentsviolin
LabelsBert Records
London
Quality
Sunshine Records (Canada)
Associated actsAndy Dejarlis and His Early Settlers
Leftover Salmon
Red River Mates

Biography

De Jarlis was born Joseph Patrice Ephreme Desjarlais on 29 September 1914, in Woodridge, Manitoba[1] to father Pierre.[2] He came from a family of Métis fiddlers and began playing at age 15.[3] Pierre Falcon, often called the "Red River Bard", was one of his ancestors.[3] He was known to have scored more than 200 musical compositions[4] "to his credit (jigs, reels, polkas and waltzes) as well as 38 records."[3][5] He played on Winnipeg radio accompanied by the musical group the Red River Mates.[3] He moved to Vancouver and later to Montreal where he appeared on the television program Don Messer's Jubilee[1] as Andy Dejarlis and His Early Settlers.[3][6]

De Jarlis died 18 September 1975 in Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.[1]

Discography

  • The Manitoba Golden Boy[7]
  • Red River Echoes
  • Red River Echoes, Vol. 2
  • Square Dance with Andy Dejarlis
  • Andy Dejarlis and His Early Settlers
  • Old Time Waltzes[8]
  • Let's Do The Two-steps
  • Andy Dejarlis's Favourite Old Time Tunes
  • Jolly Old Time Music with Andy Dejarlis
  • Et domino les femmes ont Chaud
  • Chainez les hommes - chainez les femmes (Chain the men - chain the women)
  • Tour de valse avec Andre Dejarlis et son ensemble
  • Original Old-Time Music[6]
  • Good Old Time Music
  • Square Dance With Calls
  • Canadian Old Time Music

See also

Further reading

  • Mackintosh, Joe (2010). Andy De Jarlis: The Life and Music of an Old-Time Fiddler. Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications. ISBN 978-1-926531-05-2. OCLC 633173908.

References

  1. Green, Richard (16 December 2013). "Andy de Jarlis". Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Historica Canada. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. Redekop, Bill (31 October 2011). "Bandmate tells story of fiddling legend De Jarlis fought battles with health, stage fright". Winnipeg Free Press. FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership. winnipegfreepress.com. p. A6. ISSN 0828-1785. OCLC 1607085. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  3. "The Violin and the Red River Jig". museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca. Canadian Heritage Information Network. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2012. In 1969, he was the first Canadian to win the annual Broadcast Music Canada Inc. prize. When he died in 1975, Andy De Jarlis had more than 200 musical compositions to his credit (jigs, reels, polkas and waltzes) as well as 38 records.
  4. ""Manitoba's golden fiddler" (music) / Andy De Jarlis Andy De Jarlis", Collections Canada, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 6609788, AMICUS No. 14784255, retrieved 10 January 2012
  5. "Andy De Jarlis' Canadian fiddle tunes : violin with piano accompaniment and chords", Collections Canada, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 59727841, AMICUS No. 36931451, retrieved 10 January 2012
  6. ""Original old-time music" (sound recording) / with Andy Dejarlis and his Early Settlers", Collections Canada, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, AMICUS No. 12709844, retrieved 10 January 2012
  7. ""The Manitoba golden boy" (sound recording) / featuring Andy De Jarlis", Collections Canada, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 49153611, AMICUS No. 10550070, retrieved 10 January 2012
  8. ""Old time waltzes" (sound recording) / with Andy De Jarlis", Collections Canada, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 49154014, AMICUS No. 12715675, retrieved 10 January 2012

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