Elmer Briand's Favorite
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ELMER BRIAND'S FAVORITE. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler Johnny Wilmot (1916-1993), an Irish-style musician and composer. Editor Paul Cranford (1994) relates that Wilmot composed the tune in the 1960's for his friend and fellow-musician Briand, who returned the compliment with a composition of his own, "Johnny Wilmot's Fiddles."
Source for notated version: fiddler Brenda Stubbert (b. 1959, Point Aconi, Cape Breton) [Cranford].
Printed sources: Cranford (Brenda Stubbert's Collection), 1994; No. 39, p. 14.
Recorded sources: RMD1, Rodney Macdonald - "Dancer's Delight" (1995)
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index