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SPIN-N-GLOW.AKA - "Spin and Glow." American (originally), Canadian; Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Composed by fiddler Frank Ferrell (Boston, Mass.). The tune was named for a neon-colored fishing lure, which the composer thought “spins and glows just like the dancers do.” Ferrell caught his first Steelhead trout fishing in the Pacific northwest with the lure. Perlman (1996) notes the tune was introduced to Cape Breton fiddlers by Buddy MacMaster (1924-2014), and it is particularly popular among Prince Edward Island musicians.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Brenda Stubbert (b. 1959, Point Aconi, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) [Cranford]; Stephen Toole (1927-1995, Green Road, Queen’s County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Brenda Stubbert’s Collection), 1994; No. 113, p. 40. Ferrell (Music for the Feet), 1996. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 126.

Recorded sources : - Brenda Stubbert - “Tamerack ‘er Down” (1985). Rounder Records 7052, Buddy MacMaster – “The Cape Breton Tradition” (2003). Sea-Cape Music, Buddy MacMaster & John Morris Rankin - "Judique on the Floor" (1989). Frank Ferrel - "Maritime Melodies" (2016. Last tune in "Spin-N-Glo" Jigs" set).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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