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Page 56 - A New Book of Cape Breton Fiddle Tunes: Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1987/1/1 (1266 reads)
 

To give an example of scordatura fiddling, and to at the same time give a sense of the ideas a num? ber of fiddlers have brought to a single tune, Paul Cranford has notated two versions of "Christy Campbell." "Christy Campbell" appears in TRADITION? AL CELTIC FIDDLE MUSIC OF CAPE BREfON • and it's there in standard notation. Paul's first version is very similar to the one given in the book, "ex? cept that it's in scordatura notation, with a coup? le of extra cuts. This system of notation is very simple to use. The fiddler simply retunes his fid? dle as indicated before the key signature and fin? gers as if in standard notation. It's based on the Dunlay/Reich setting; theirs is based on Carl Mac- Kenzie's playing, and Carl MacKenzie, I suspect, learned it from a tape of Angus Chisholm." Scordatura Cairistiona Chaimbeul/Christy Campbell Strathspey Creative; Circle* d3onnie 'pi Circle Leader Bonnie 'pmnei' 21 Winston Drive, Herring Cove, N. S. 479-2482 BOJ ISO Needlecraft Classes ' Fund Raisers ' Career Opportunities QUALITY SAME-DAY DRY CLEANING * 6 DAYS A WEEK * Vogue Cleaners Professional Repairs and Alterations on Ladies' and Men's Garments Prince Street, Sydney g9' coopeiMoi& 'i Insurance Services '' For All Your Personal Coverage, Call: SYDNEY 539-6315 (toll free) GLACE BAY 849-4547 NEW WATERFORD 862-3350 PORT HAWKESBURY 625-0640 NORTH SYDNEY 794-4788 MABOU 945-2514 LOUISDALE 345-2199 CHETICAMP 224-3204 A COMPREHENSIVE FARM PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE J.R. RUKY >.vs> (O) HITACHI SCIENCE FOR THE SENSES LA SCIENCE AU SERVICE DES SENS A Great Cape Breton Team I Salutes the Athletes ?? of the 1987 Jeux Canada Gaines Rahey's Jewellery Store Sydney Mines Tel. 736-6150 Jeux Canada Games'87SSkS' VCRs Hi Fi Products Compact Discs Colour TVs Hitachi Is a Platinum Sponsor of the 1987 Winter Games RAHEY'S FURNITURE STORES 1095 Kings Road Sydney River Phone 562-2500 Main Street Sydney Mines Phone 736-9442 Commercial Street North Sydney Phone 794-7913 ,(56)
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