Pictou Island Reel
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PICTOU ISLAND REEL. Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Prince Edward Island fiddler Cecil McEachern (1926-2014), the last surviving member of the Don Messer band popular in the mid-20th century on radio and TV. McEachern composed numerous tunes recorded by Messer and the band and popularized through their recordings. Pictou Island  is a small inhabited island situated in the Northumberland strait, between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 68, p. 43.
Recorded sources: Apex AL 1643, Don Messer & His Islanders - "Coast to Coast." MCA 7002, Don Messer & His Islanders - "Don Messer's Canadian Gold" (c. 1966).