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Page 51 - From Winston Fitzgerald's Classic Cuts: A New Compilaton For a New Generation

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/1/1 (225 reads)

Winston himself is presented anew to both his loyal fans and to a young audience eager to hear the roots of Cape Breton music they have come to love. Classic Cuts is a dandy introduction to the achievement of "Scotty" Fitzgerald. From "McNab's Hornpipe" to "Crossing to Ireland" • the range of music into which he poured his heart and soul comes through in the genius that made the music his own • and his gift to the world. He was a staggering talent. The playing on Classic Cuts is awesome. His choice of tunes in creating a med? ley still seems impeccable. A devoted listener can sit back for over an hour of familiar, and yet new, Winston. And the new generation of listeners has in Classic Cuts an ideal introduction. Breton Books and Music is proud to offer Classic Cuts • 22 medleys (49 tunes) by Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald backed up by Estwood Davidson on guitar and pianists Beattie Wallace and Catherine Anne (Lamey) Hawley. Compact Disc: $19.95 Cassette Tape: $11.95 Nova Scotia residents, please add 10% PST TO ORDER "CLASSIC CUTS" SEE THE NEXT PAGE Paul: There are many settings of "Sleepy l/laggie" around. A simpler 2-part setting is found in the Skye Collection. Johnny Wllmot re? corded a 3-part setting which he learned from a Michael Coleman 78. (Coleman called the tune "Jenny's Chickens.") Winston proba? bly adapted his setting from 1000 Fiddle Tunes. There is a 4-part strathspey setting found in Simon Fraser's unpublished manu? scripts called "Malcolm's Wedding." BBAABBCCBB transcribed by Dwayne Cote' B Sleepy Maggie Traditional Reel - arr: Fitzgerald C A rf' r ri • ??" p-i # • p' r.irrfrr.rf r ' r 1 r r rrrrr r *Paul Cranford: Dwayne wrote both "Sleepy Maggie" and "Crossing to Ireland" using relative minor key signatures. Since the tunes are both in the Dorian mode, those minor signatures would have necessitated additional accidentals to reflect the modality played by Winston. When we typeset his transcription, we used re? duced key signatures so that the accidentals aren't required. Medical Hall EST. 1906 . COMPUTERIZED PRESCRIPTION SERVICE • FILMS • SUNTAN LOTIONS • FIRST AID SUPPLIES 66 Commercial St. . 1 Commercial Str DOMINION GLACE BAY 849-0200 I 849-6552 (if busy) 849-1030 )PHARMASAVE ''We're people you can talk to" CAPE BRETON REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRANSIT INFO 539-8124 Dealers for: Electronic Keyboards Guitars • Church Organs Quality Brand Name Pianos • PA Rentals • n Piano & Guitar Instruction , Boutiliers' Music Shops OPEN MONDAY through SATURDAY Music Keyboards Guitars Strings Horns Violins Bagpipes Clianters Amplifiers PA Systems All Supplies 0 Get your DISCOUNT BUS TICKETS ' at Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Industrial Cape Breton Cape Breton's Finest Locally-Owned Musical Outlet ->
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