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Ned Landry

BOWING THE STRINGS. Canadian, Breakdown. Composed by New Brunswick fiddler Ned Landry, born in Saint John in 1921. Landry joined Don Messer & The New Brunswick Lumberjacks in the mid-1930's, doing dual duty on harmonica and fiddle. When Messer left the group to go to Charlottetown, Landry took over leadership of the group and remained in that capacity for many years.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fiddler Magazine, vol. 8, No. 4, 2001; p. 49. Landry (Bowing the Strings with Ned Landry), 1959.

Recorded sources: Apex AL 1613, "The Best of Don Messer and his Islanders, vol. 6." Condor 977-1489, "Graham & Eleanor Townsend Live at Barre, Vermont." MCA Records MCAD 4037, "The Very Best of Don Messer" (1994). RCA Victor LCP 1001, "Bowing the Strings with Ned Landry."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index; An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Ned Landry's recording at Ted McGraw's site [2] [3]

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