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X:1 T:Jenny Bowser M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:MacDonald - Skye Collection (1887) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D G|FG Ac d2 AF|E/E/E BA B(EE)G|(FG) (Ac) d2 (AF)|D/D/D (AF) ADD:| g|fdec dAGF|E/E/E (BA) BEEg|fdec dBAF|D/D/D (AF) A(DD)g| fdec dAGF|E/E/E (BA) B(EE)g|fa gb af ge|fdec dBA||

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.

Additional notes

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). Celtic CX 20, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers - "The Five MacDonalds" (c. 1950's).

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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