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Otis Tomas

OtisThomas185.jpgYou could say Otis Tomas is very much in tune with his work, he makes a living making instruments. The master craftsman makes fiddles and other instruments at his home on the Meadow Road, near St. Anns Bay.

It was fiddle music that attracted him to Cape Breton from Rhode Island in 1975. Ever since he's been taking orders from musicians all over the world and he's gained an international reputation for fine work.

In the Fall, the luthier released "The Fiddletree" - a book and CD set chronicling a project to make instruments from an ancient sugar maple on his property.  (runs 16:32)

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