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Page 20 - From '"Mike MacDougall's Tape for Fr. Hector"

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1985/1/1 (341 reads)

Gordon Quigley's Jig Dan R. MacDonald composed close to one thousand Cape Breton-style tunes. A book of his compositions has been compiled by his nephew, John Donald Cameron, and is due to be released shortly. Dan R. MacDonald Mrs. Gordon of Baird's MRS. GORDON OF BAIRD'S was recorded by Dan R. MacDonald on an early LP. Jig Neil Gow Collection -g • r III • ]*"l - • >-p-|J '', 'J'rTrr r rjifif rr - |1- 1 |2. :-- 1 Complete Contents: "Mike MacDougairs Tape for Fr. Hector" First Medley • DUNPHIES: A hornpipe from the O'Neill's Collection, a turn-of-the-century book of Irish dance music. It's a tune that's popular in the Irish bagpipe repertoire. It was on a 78 record by Johnny Wilmot with Tommy Basker, harmon? ica, and Margaret MacPhee, piano. MEDLEY OF CAPE BRETON HORNPIPES: They could be traditional here, or they could he Angus Chisholm's settings of Ir? ish or Scottish hornpipes. THE GERHARD HEINTZMAN PIANO REEL: (Joey Beaton). Second Medley • PEGGY'S JIG: Mike made it in honour of his wife. OFF TO DONNYBROOK: An Irish jig found in 1000 Fiddle Tunes and O'Neill's Collection. JIG: (Traditional). LARRY O'GAFF: Popular Irish jig. Many different song lyrics to it. The New? foundlanders sing "The Squid-Jigging Ground" to this tune. It's a popular jig found in many differ? ent collections. THE BLACK HOE: See the music tbe cape Brz&Con; Boole of T>oys Text: PAM NEWTON Drawings: ELLISON ROBERTSON NEW RELEASE FROM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF CAPE BRETON PRESS A fascinating compendium of humorous and often little known historical facts, accompanied by hundreds of witty illustrations. In regular book outlets and most island craft stores, or send to: The UCCB Press, P.O. Box 5300, Sydney, N.S. BIP 6L2 Telephone 539-5300, Ext. 146 transcription. THE OLD GREY GOOSE: Irish jig • e? volved from two separate jigs in the Joyce Collec? tion, a mid-19th century collection. The tune is a 6-part tune that evolved from 2.... It's found in the O'Neill's Collection, and Michael Coleman made a 78 record in the '30s. Third Medley • ANN CAMPBELL'S: March. MISS FORBES' FAREWELL TO BANFF: March, in the Skye Collection. REEL: An incomplete version of "Hughie Shortie's Reel" (Johnny Wilmot). WEST MABOU REEL: See the music transcription. THE NIGHT WE HAD THE GOATS: ' Reel, in the Athole Collection. It's originally a Highland pipe tune, found in different settings a- round Cape Breton. PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE: It's a popular tune found in Irish, Scottish, and North American repertoires. An infinite number of set? tings • there's just so many ways of playing that tune. THE MISER: (Simon Fraser) Found in the Skye Collection in the Key of F. Mike's playing it in G. Fourth Medley • CHARLIE HUNTER'S JIG: It's by Bobby MacLeod, a Scottish-born accordionist from the Isle of Mull. He's contemporary. JIG: (Tradition? al). SOLDIER'S CLOAK: It's in the 1000 Fiddle Tunes. I'm not sure if it's Irish or Scottish in origin. TRIP TO TORONTO: Written by Donald Angus Beaton from Mabou. Donald Angus died a couple of years ago. THE GOLDENROD JIG: (Wilfred Gillis). Fifth Medley • KILLIECRANKIE: See the music tran? scription. ROTHIEMURCUS RANT: It's a very old strathspey, first published in 1757 in Bremner's Collection, and probably every Scottish collection since. It was recorded by Angus Chisholm in the '30s. There's a modern Irish reel that evolved from the "Rothiemurcus Rant" called the "Graf Spee." It happens a lot in Irish and Scottish tunes • the one will play it as A strathspey, the other'11 play it as a reel, and things like that. BONNY LASS OF FISHERROW: By Daniel Dow, a music teacher, composer, guitar and fiddle player, who published a book in the 1770s. "Bonny Kate" is an Irish reel in the Key of D that came from that or? iginal tune. Mike plays here in the Key of C. THE HAGGIS: In the Simon Fraser Collection originally, and the Skye Collection as well. It's a popular
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