This video of the Berard-Huval Family Affair performing at the 2009 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.  The mandolin is an unusual instrument in Cajun music.  Occasionally the lap steel or banjo shows up.  And right now, the big band 1960’s ‘dance hall’ style is all the rage, with pedal steel guitar.  Listen to either of the CDs from the band ‘High Performance‘ to hear it.  And then go back to recordings by Belton Richard and Aldus Roger to hear where it came from.