A Winston Tune reel

A Winston Tune has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: A Winston Tune
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:G|FCA,C FGAB|cAfd cAfA|BGEG CGEG|{d}c=Bcd (c_B)AG|
FCA,C FGAB||cAfd cAFA|B/B/B dB Acfa|1 gbeg f2f:|2 gbeg fcAB||
c2 a2 a3 c|B2 g2 g4|BABc Bcde|fgaf cBAB|
c2 a2 abaf|e2 g2 ga~gf|eceg bgeg|1 ~f2 a2 f2 AB:|2 f2 a2 f2||

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Actually Another Winston Tune

"There’s a chance this tune is already in The Session" the site direly warns me, in reference to some jig: https://thesession.org/tunes/8236 These tunes are called after the great Cape Breton fiddler Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald, in case ya don’t know. The "A Winston Tune" on Jerry Holland’s Crystal Clear CD is this lovely reel in F; I noticed it recently on Dan Hughie MacEachern’s Land of My Love 2CD, which I only recently acquired after years of trying to get a copy; he can be heard on YouTube, which is where I became familiar with his music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqA1ty8Wlt8 The CD seems to have gone out of print the minute the initial batch was sold. On it he plays this reel after the fingerbuster hornpipe Happy Go Lucky. On the YT recordings you hear him virtuoso it up too.


I’ve copied this setting straight out of the 1st Jerry Holland book, down to a cut, a slur, and a couple of trill markings which are now turns.Fiddler’s Companion says it’s also on a Frank Ferrel record, “Yankee Dreams: Wicked Good Fiddling from New England” This might make for a nice barndance, what with all those crotchets.