Annotation:MacSwain's Reel

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MACSWAIN'S REEL. Canadian, Reel. Canada; Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune comes from the whistling of Prince Edward Island accompanist Chester MacSwain's father, who learned the tune in Nova Scotia.

Source for notated version: Archie Stewart {from the elder MacSwain's whistling} (b. 1917, Milltown Cross, South Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 80.

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