Examples of Music Notation
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and links-to GIFs of typeset music
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March to the Rendevous
March to the Rendevous was written by Scottish composer Alexander Walker in the mid-ninteenth century. It was recorded by Cape Breton fiddler Dan Joe MacInnis during the 1960s.
Tom Dey was written by Scottish composer J Scott Skinner. It appeared in The Scottish Music Maker, a 1957 compilation of of Skinner tunes which were arranged by J. Murdoch Henderson. It was first recorded in Cape Breton by Theresa MacLellan and later by Carl MacKenzie.
The Poet Carney is a reel composed by Derry born fiddler Eugene O'Donnel. He recorded the it in the '70s on a Green Linnet lp. More recently it was recorded by Maire O'Keeffe.
The Pride of Rathmore & The Girls of Farranfore
These tunes are often played together as a medley due to an early recording by Kerry born fiddler Paddy Cronin.
The Wedding Party
Composed by Paul Cranford as part of The September Wedding Medley. This jig has been recorded by both the Barra MacNeil's and by Maire O'Keeffe.
Played by Tommy Basker on the Tin Sandwich this hornpipe supposedly came to Cape Breton from the Magdalin Islands.
This tune was composed by Joe MacInnis of Port Hood circa 1930. Many Cape Bretoners including John Allan Cameron, Doug MacPhee, Tommy Basker and Johnny Wilmot have played it.
Probably the most popular E major reel in the repertoire this setting comes from Brenda Stubbert's book.
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