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MOLLY RANKIN'S REEL. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by the late multi-instrumentalist John Morris Rankin of the Mabou, Inverness County, Cape Breton, group The Rankin Family. Molly is the daughter of John Morris and Sally Rankin. The tune was played at his funeral after his tragic death in an automobile accident.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland's Collection), 1995; No. 85, p. 25. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 46 (pipe setting).

Recorded sources: Capelhouse Records, James Kelly - "Traditional Irish Music" (1996). Guernsey Cove Productions, Cynthia MacLeod (Prince Edward Island) - "Head Over Heels" (2002). Warner/Chapel Music Canada, CCC112, The Rankins - "The Rankin Family Album" (1996).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
See notation and note at Cranford Publications site [4]




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