White Mountain Reel

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WHITE MOUNTAIN REEL. American, Canadian (originally); Reel. USA, New Hampshire. The tune was claimed by New Hampshire fiddler Larry Riendeau as "White Mountain Reel," but it is actually a version of Cecil McEachern's (1926-2014) "Happy Acres Two-Step." McEachern, originally from Prince Edward Island, was a long-time member of Don Messer's band The Islanders.

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Recorded sources: Bay 209, "The Gypsy Gyppo String Band" (1977. Learned from French Canadian style New Hampshire fiddler Larry Riendeau). County Records 725, The Riendeau Family - "Old Time Fiddling from Old New England" (1970).




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