Annotation:Parry Sound Reel

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PARRY SOUND, THE. Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. "Parry Sound Reel" was composed by Ontario fiddler Jim Magill (1902-1954). Magill was born in Northern Ireland but moved to Toronto in the 1930's, where he worked for the railroad in the the telegraph department and fronted a band called The Northern Ramblers. Named for Parry Sound [1], a town and body of water on Georgian Bay, Ontario.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Attwood O’Connor (b. 1923, Milltown Cross, South Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Jarman (Jim Magill's Square Dance Tunes), 1952; p. 16. Messer (Way Down East Fiddlin' Tunes), 1948; No. 33. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 534, p. 34. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 158. Sanella (Balance and Swing), 1982. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015; p. 157.

Recorded sources : - Apex 26406 (78 RPM), Don Messer & His Islanders. Apex AL 1613, "The Best of Don Messer and his Islanders, vol. 6." F&W Records 1, "F&W String Band." Front Hall 010, Bill Spence and Fennig's All Stars – "The Hammered Dulcimer Strikes Again." Voyager VRCD 342, Rodney Miller – “Rodney Miller’s All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Airs.”

See also listing at :
Hear Don Messer's recording on [2]

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