Peace River Breakdown (The)

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PEACE RIVER BREAKDOWN, THE. Canadian, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Ernest Couvrette. The Peace River [1] originates in the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia and flows to the northeast through northern Alberta, whose waters empty ultimately into the MacKenzie River.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 16, p. 17.

Recorded sources: Apex 26440 (45 RPM), Don Messer (1957). Dominion LPS 93071, Eleanor Townsend - "Canadian Queen of the Fiddle" (1972). GR 101C, Gerry Robichaud - "More Down East Fiddling" (1992). Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40126, Bob McQuillen & Old New England – “Choose Your Partners!: Contra Dance & Square Dance Music of New Hampshire” (1999). Whistler's Music ‎CDWM 9860, New England Tradition - "Farewell to the Hollow" (1991).




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