Kashubian Fiddling

by: David Shulist

Emily Yarascavitch a real Kashubian treasure. She is a Kashubian Canadian musician and keeps her Kashubian roots very close to her heart. She owns her own music business (Emily Yarascavitch Music) where she passes traditional music to her students. Her love for her Kashubian heritage can be heard through her distinct playing style, performing at our annual Kashubian festival. Her roots are from Round Lake Centre, one of Canada’s Kashubian communities. Her Grandfather Max Pecoskie from Round Lake passed down a family fiddle that her older brothers were learning. She has given many hours as a volunteer to help her community from playing at our annual Kashub festival, St. Casimir’s Parish events and for square dances called by her Great Uncle Stanley Pecoskie became a regular event growing up. There was always fiddle music around the house. Nigdë nie ùmrze kaszëbskô bùsznota. Kashubian.