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DONALD CAMERON'S REEL. AKA and see "Donald Cameron's Polka." Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Perlman (1996) identifies the tune as coming from Cape Breton, although it is labelled by David Brody in The Fiddler's Fakebook (1983) as a Shetland Reel [Ed. needs confirmation].

Source for notated version: Joseph Cormier (Cape Breton & Massachusetts) [Brody]. Sterling Baker (b. Mid-1940's, Montague, Northeast King's County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 87. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 47.

Recorded sources: Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier- "The Dances Back Home" (1977). Rounder 7006, Theresa and Marie MacLellan- "A Trip to Mabou Ridge."




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