Johnny Muise's Reel

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JOHNNY MUISE'S REEL. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by the late Inverness, Cape Breton, fiddler Jerry Holland (1955-2009). The tune has some currency in modern Cape Breton sessions. Johnny Muise was originally from the Inverness, Cape Breton, area, and had a reputation as the best 'bones' or clappers player on the island. The Muise household in Roslindale, Boston, where they removed to for many years, was a hub of expatriate Cape Breton music. Janine Randall, who runs the Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music, is Johnny's daughter.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland's), 1995; No. 23, p. 7.

Recorded sources: Fiddlesticks cass., Jerry Holland - "Fathers and Sons" (1992). Green Linnet, Jerry Holland - "The Fiddlesticks Collection" (1995). Roger Landes - "Dragon Reels."

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]




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