Kingsbury Reel

Find traditional instrumental music
Jump to: navigation, search

Back to Kingsbury Reel


KINGSBURY REEL. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded (separately) in the the late 1970's by upstate N.Y. fiddler George Wilson, and by Pete Sutherland (Vt.) with the Arm and Hammer String Band. Here's more information from a recent Facebook exchange form Pete Sutherland: "yup, it was in our repertoire thanks to Armand Boisvert, a Newport VT fiddler we'd see at all the contests. He'd been stationed in the south long enough in his service days that he'd brought back Southern tunes like Tennessee Waggoner and Billy in the Lowground, and he definitely had more than a little Arthur Smith in his bow - all of which was pretty exotic around these parts." George WIlson got it from Sutherland via Sid Blum.

Source for notated version: Bill Christopherson [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 132.

Recorded sources: Three Good Reasons - "Along the River" (1995). Sage Arts Recordings, Erin Schrader & Edith Farrar - "Enrichez Vous."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




Back to Kingsbury Reel