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ICE ON THE ROAD. Canadian (originally), American; Reel. E Dorian ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Songer): AA'BB' (Bohrer/Kibler). Composed by Ontario fiddler Graham Townsend and named for a tense winter's drive from Ottowa to Cornwall, according to Susan Songer (1997). The tune was released as a single (45 RPM) in 1966.

Source for notated version: Scotty Campbell (Vermont) [Bohrer/Kibler]; accordion player Christy Keevil via George Penk (Portland, Oregon) [Songer].

Printed sources: Bohrer (Vic Kibler), 1992; No. 8, p. 8. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 105.

Recorded sources: Condor 977-1489, "Graham & Eleanor Townsend Live at Barre, Vermont." Fretless Records 101, "The Campbell Family: Champion Fiddlers."

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

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