Big John McNeil


Key: A

Form: Reel

ABC:
A2|:A,2 CE FECE|AECE FECE|A,2 CE FECE|FAGF EDCB,|
A,2 CE FECE|AECE FECE|A,CB,D CEDF|1EGBd (3cBA A2:|2EGBd (3cBA cd||
|:eAfA eAcd|eAfA e2 (3agf|eAfA eAce|dece B2 cd|
eAfA eAcd|eAfA e2 fg|agfe fedc|1defg a2 cd:|2defg a2 A2||

MP3:


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Link (Midi or Youtube):
(Played wonderfully by the great New Brunswick Fiddler, Don Messer, but way too fast in my opinion. -AJ)

Plus this wonderful video of Métis  (? “Oji-Cree”) dancers in which the second tune is Big John, starting at approximately 1:18:

Source (if known): Peter Milne (1824-1908)

Other Tunes in Set:

Region: Scotland/Cape Breton

Notes: This tune is often played more “dotted” than the MP3 example above.

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