Snowflake Reel / Snowflake Breakdown

This is an online fiddle lesson for the old time tune "Snowflake Reel" also known as "Snowflake Breakdown."

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Genre: Old Time
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of D

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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the old time tune "Snowflake Reel."

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"Snowflake Reel" was written and recorded by Wally Traugott.  Fiddler Tommy Jackson recorded the tune in 1959 on his recording Square Dances Without Calls.  Both recordings list this tune by the name "Snowflake Breakdown."

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This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  John Cockman 1 year ago.

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    John Cockman
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    This is the Tommy Jackson version of the great old time tune.

    Snowflake Reel / Snowflake Breakdown

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    nagumaq
    nagumaq
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    Thanks John, that was awesome , love them them old time canadien fiddler tunes, you play them so fine, thanks for this lesson , such nice gift, if only we had snow for Christmas, incredible, we had a foot of the pure stuff and now it’s all gone! 15 Celsius outside, uhg, will we have a white Christmas? Must drive 4hours north to Grandpas , I think we might be in the white up there, ?,
    Bone journer John, have a great Christmas Eve !
    A toi et ta famille , beaucoup de joie et d amour.
    Gu

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    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks Gu, and Merry Christmas to you! Sorry it’s not a white one. 🙁

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