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ISLAND FERRY. Canadian, Hornpipe. Canada, New Brunswick. Composed by Moncton, New Brunswick, area fiddler Lionel Poirier (1934-1970), named after the ferry that links Nova Scotia with Prince Edward Island. Poirier played with numerous groups in the late 1940's and 1950's, and had a stint with Don Messer's Jubilee on CBC from Halifax. Later he joined the "Maritime Farmers" television show on CHSJ, where he stayed for a number of years.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Whitcomb (Canadian Fiddle Music vol. 1).
Recorded sources: Great Meadow Music GMM 2002, Rodney Miller & David Surette - "New Leaf" (2000). Rounder 7016, Gerry Robichaud - "Slippery Stick" (1996).
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