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ONTARIO SWING. Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by New Brunswick fiddler Ned Landry, born in Saint John in 1921. Landry joined Don Messer & The New Brunswick Lumberjacks in the mid-1930's, doing dual duty on harmonica (his first instrument) and fiddle. When Messer left the group to go to Charlottetown, Landry took over leadership of the group and remained in that capacity for many years. In 1992 Landry received The Order of Canada for his achievements.

Ned Landry



Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Condor 977-1489, "Graham & Eleanor Townsend Live at Barre, Vermont." ME1013, Ivan Hicks & Ned Landry - "Generations" (2001). RCA Victor LCP 1001, Ned Landry and his New Brunswick Lumberjacks - "Bowing the Strings With Ned Landry." RCA Victor 57-5101 (45 RPM), Ned Landry (1955).

See also listing at:
Hear Ned Landry's recording at Ted McGraw's site [1] [2]
Hear Don Messer's recording on youtube.com [3]
Hear fiddler Patti Lamoureux's version on youtube.com [4]
Download the tune w. the album "Ned Landry and his Fiddle" at the Great Canadian Fiddle site [5]




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