John Howat's Reel

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X:1 T:John Howat's Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel C:Hugh Dunlop B:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 2, No. 173 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D g|a2fd g2 ec|d2 (AG) FDDF|E2 (FG) ABcd|1 eAfA gf e:|2 eABc d2:|| A2|defg aAfA|Gfed ceAe|defg aAfA|gba^g a2 (af)| a^gaf =gfed|eAfA GFED|F2 AF G2 BG|Adce d2d||



JOHN HOWAT(S) REEL. Scottish (originally), Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Kerr, Welling): AA'BB' (Cranford, Songer). A 19th century composition credited to Hugh Dunlop by Kerr. The reel is popular among Cape Breton fiddlers and has been recorded often. See also Dunlop's companion "John Howat's Strathspey." Kerr also prints two tunes in his name: "Hugh Dunlop (1)" and "Hugh Dunlop (2)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 130, p. 53. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 173, p. 20. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 113. Welling (Hartford Tunebook), 1976; p. 17.

Recorded sources : - Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald - "Classic Cuts" (reissue of Celtic Records CX 44). Marimac 9012, The Fish Family Dance Band - "Fluke Hits" (1987). New World Records 80239, Harvey Tolman - "Brave Boys: New England Traditions in Folk Music" (1995, various artists. N.H. fiddler Tolman was recorded in 1976).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]



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