Earl Mitton's Breakdown

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EARL MITTON'S BREAKDOWN. Canadian, Reel. Canada, New Brunswick. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by New Brunswick fiddler and composer Earl Mitton [1] (1924-1991), a friend of radio and TV fiddler Don Messer. Mitton himself broadcast for years in New Brunswick, and for a time in the late 1950's and early 1960's had his own TV broadcast. See also his "Shelburne Rotary Breakdown."

Earl Mitton



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Fiddler Magazine, vol. 11, No. 3, 2004; p. 55.

Recorded sources: Birchmount - BM503, Earl Mitton - "Downeast Fiddle Favorites." (1958).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Earl Mitton and his band playing the tune at the Internet Archive [3]




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