From the recording Before Daylight in the Morning

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Six-Handed Reel/Mike Whalen's/Mi'kmaq Square Dance Tune

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I learned the first of these singles from fiddle/guitar duo Christina Smith and Jean Hewson. They learned it from a tape of fiddler Jack Fitzpatrick (1909-1986) of Lord's Cove. The Six-Handed Reel was the name of the dance that this tune was played for. The second tune is of one six that Mike Whalen (1907-1952), an accordion player from Cape Broyle, would play for a quadrille. Local accordion icon Minnie White (1918-2001) learned the last tune in the Mi'kmaq community of Conne River.