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PAT WILMOT’S. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The tune is credited to John E. "Johnny" Wilmot [1]. On Wilmot's own recording, "Cape Breton Fiddling," it is listed as "Pat Wilmot" and "An Inverness Reel." Wilmot, a master of the Northside Cape Breton fiddling tradition, was an Irish-influenced fiddler who learned from the recordings of Coleman and Morrision, from his grand-uncle, Henry Fortune, and from Newfoundland Irish musicians who settled in the north of Cape Breton.

Johnny Wilmot (1916-1993)



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (The Lighthouse Collection).

Recorded sources: Buckshot Records, John Wilmot - "Cape Breton Fiddling." Howie MacDonald Recordings WRC1-5562, Howie MacDonald - "A Taste of Cape Breton" (1988). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac – “That’s What You Get” (1997?). Rounder Records 7040, Theresa MacLellan w/Marie MacLellan - "Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton, Volume 4: MacKinnon's Brook" (2008).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]
For more on Wilmot, see Cape Breton's Magazine, Issue 65, 1994, pp. 23-30 [3]




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