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 Theme code Index    5L5L53 6L116L
 Also known as    High Bass Reel (A)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Kate Dunlay & David Reich
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 13, p. 36
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1986
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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ARROCHAR BRIDGE. AKA and see "High Bass Reel (A)." Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AAB. Dunlay & Greenberg state the reel is often associated with “Bridge of Bamore (The).”

Sources for notated versions: Carl MacKenzie (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg]; Allan MacDonald (b. c. 1950, Bangor, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlamn].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 136. Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; No. 13, p. 36 (appears as “A High Bass Reel”). Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 99.

Recorded sources: Sea-Cape Music ACR4-12940, Buddy MacMaster - “Judique on the Floor” (1989. Appears as “Traditional Reel”). NQD-5447, Doug MacPhee - “Cape Breton Master of the Keyboard” (appears as “Traditional High Bass Reel”). WRC1-1548, Carl MacKenzie - “And His Sound is Cape Breton” (1981. Appears as “Traditional Reel”). WRC1-6100, Atlantica 04 50222, Kyle and Lucy MacNeill - “Atlantic Fiddles” (Appears as “Traditional Reel”).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1].


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