The Golden Wedding reel

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Golden Wedding has been added to 1 tune set.

The Golden Wedding has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Golden Wedding
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
|: Bc |: d2BG DGBd | gedB G2AB | c2AF cFAc | cdcA F2Bc |
d2BG DGBd | gedB G2e^f | gage dege |1 dBAB G2Bc :|2 dBAB G2e^f ||
|: g^fga gecg | ecgc egg2 | a2ab a^fde | ^faab afdf |
g^fga gecg | ecgc egg2 | a^fd^c d^fge |1 dBAB G2e^f :|2 dBAB G2Bc ||

Four comments

Golden Wedding

I noticed a request for this tune and my group plays this tune followed by a tune I wrote.

Anybody know who wrote this or if it’s copyrighted?

The Farmers Reel

When I taught this tune to Paddy for the recording I had been told it was composed by Canadian fiddler, band leader and TV showman, Don Messer. Paul Cranford says however, it predates Don Messer’s hand and that he did not compose it. It is in some Canadian collections as The Farmer’s Reel. As it stands now it is a traditional Canadian maritime tune unless someone has even more in depth history on it.