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JOYS OF MABOU COAL MINES REEL. Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Mabou Coal Mines, Cape Breton, fiddler Donald Angus Beaton [1] (1912-1982), a great dance fiddler.

Donald Angus Beaton



Source for notated version: Charlie Sheehan (b. 1907, Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 55.

Recorded sources: Odyssey ORCS 1051, Jerry Holland - "Fiddler's Choice" (1999). Rounder 7011, "The Beatons of Mabou: Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton" (1978). Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]




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