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JOHN(N)IE SULLIVAN'S. Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This tune is frequently started by playing the second turn first, note Dunlay & Reich. The tune is well-known in local Mabou, Cape Breton, tradition, and has been frequently recorded by Cape Breton musicians.

Source for notated version: The Five MacDonald Fiddlers (Cape Breton) [Dunlay and Reich]; Bill Lamey (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg]; Emmett Hughes (b. 1921, Dromore, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 88. Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 58. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 109.

Recorded sources: Celestial Entertainment CECS001, Brenda Stubbert (Cape Breton)- "In Jig Time!" (1995). Celtic 48, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers- "Scottish Reels, Jigs and Strathspeys." Marquis ERA 181, David Greenberg - "Bach Meets Cape Breton" (1996). Rounder 7009, Doug MacPhee- "Cape Breton Piano" (1977. Appears as "Traditonal Reel"). Shanachie 14002, Bill Lamey- "Classic Recordings" (1979. Not listed but appears after "Warlock's Strathspey"). SA93130, Donny LeBlanc - "Rosining Up the Bow" (1993). Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004). Tartan Tapes CDTT1004, Karen Steven - "Heat the Hoose" (1998).

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

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