Jenny Bowser

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JENNY BOWSER. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by James Scott Skinner [1] (1843-1927). The tune has currency among Cape Breton musicians, having been recorded in by the Five MacDonald Fiddlers and popularized by fiddler Winston Fitzgerald.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 40. Skinner (Miller o' Hirn Collection), 1881.

Recorded sources: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ‎LM470, Buddy MacMaster & Winnie Chafe - "Atlantic Fiddling" (1979). CAT-WMR004, Wendy MacIssac - "The 'Reel' Thing" (1994). Celestial Entertainment CECS001, Brenda Stubbert (Cape Breton, N.S.) - "In Jig Time!" (1995).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]




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