While compiling The
Cape Breton Highland
reviewed some pipe tunes which had already be given in
earlier volumes of The
Cape Breton Musical Heritage
Although not verbatum,
the setting above reflects the four turns given in most
pipe books. Note however that in the pipe music the 2nd
last note of the 7th bar in each part is an f# instead of
the given 4th finger e note. I've yet to hear a fiddler
play it that way.
The more widespread,
two-turn Cape Breton fiddle setting is given in
Stubbert, The 2nd
i. Cowal Colection Vol.
2, .c. 1920. ii. Scots Guards Vol. 1, 1954. iii. Home
tapes Cameron Chisholm. iv. Brenda
Stubbert, In Jig Time,
CD, 1994. v. Brenda Stubbert, The 2nd Collection, 2006.
Examples of Music