Don Tremaine's Reel

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DON TREMAINE'S REEL. Canadian, American; Reel. Canada, Ontario. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB (Brody, Phillips, Songer): AA'BB' (Kaufman). Composed by Barrie, Ontario, fiddler Graham Townsend, (copyright 1961) and named for the announcer of the CBC television show "Don Messer's Jubilee." The melody is a past favorite at New England contra dances.

Source for notated version: Tom McCreesh and Jay Ungar (N.Y.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 88. Kaufman (Beginning Old Time Fiddle), 1977; p. 18. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 73. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 63.

Recorded sources: Banff Records RBS 1083, Graham Townsend - "Famous Canadian Fiddlers vol. 1" (1960). Folkways FTS 31098, Ken Perlman - "Clawhammer Banjo and Fingerstyle Guitar Solos." Front Hall 01, Fennigs All Stars- "The Hammered Dulcimer" (1973)

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1].

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