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MARY ANNE'S REEL. AKA - "Mary Ann," "Marie-Anne's Reel" "Reel de Marie-Anne (Le)." Canadian, Reel. E Major ('A' part) & B Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Canadian fiddler Ward Allen [1] (1924-1965), who won contest after contest in the mid-20th century and who carved out a career as a radio fiddler.

Ward Allen

The "Marie-Anne" title is from French-Canadian fiddler Henri Landry, who had assumed Ward's composition into his repertoire later in life, having learned it from a local fiddler named Claude LaChance.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 128.

Recorded sources: Philo FI 2002, Henri Landry - "Henry Landry" (1975). Sparton Records 150 (45 RPM), Ward Allen (1955). Sparton Records SP 210, "Ward Allen Presents Maple Leaf Hoedown, vol. 2" (c. 1954).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]




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