Annotation:High Bass Reel (A)

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HIGH BASS REEL, A. AKA and see "Arrochar Bridge." Cape Breton, Reel. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AAB. The title takes its name from the fiddle tuning it is played in: i.e. with a 'G' string raised to an 'A' note. Dunlay and Reich (1986) remark that the tune is usually played after "Bridge of Bamore (The)" (in Stewart Robertson's Athole Collection, 1884) and that it may be a variation of that tune.

Source for notated version: Carl MacKenzie (Cape Breton) [Dunlay and Reich].

Printed sources: Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 36.

Recorded sources: WRCI-1548, Carl MacKenzie- "And His Sound is Cape Breton."

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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