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JOHN FINLAY. AKA - "Johnnie Finlay." AKA and see "Malcolm Finlay." Scottish, Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by the late fiddler and piper Donald Riddell (d. 1992) of Kirkhill, near Inverness, one of the most influential players and teachers of recent times. In addition to teaching hundreds of students in his long career, Riddell was also Pipe Major in the Lovat Scouts and a fiddle maker.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: BM-91, Buddy MacMaster - "Glencoe Hall." SkyeCD20, Donald Riddell - "A Highland Fiddler (The Clunes Collection of Donald Riddell)."
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index