Larry Downs' Reel
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LARRY DOWNS' REEL. AKA and see "Calum Fhionnlaith," "Jerry Holland's Reel (2)," "Malcolm Finlay's Reel." American (?), Reel. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Known usually as "Malcolm Finlay", this tune is a Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, standard. The "Larry Downs'" title is unique to the Elias Howe publications (Boston, 19th century).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 37. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 63.
Recorded sources: CAT-WMR004, Wendy MacIssac - "The 'Reel' Thing" (1994)
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index