Highlander's Jig

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HIGHLANDER'S JIG. AKA - "Highlander (The)." AKA and see "Cold Winds from Ben Wyviss," "Forest and Glen" "Graham's Brook," "Patrick's Jig," "Widow's Rant (The)." Scottish, Canadian; Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, fiddler Walter MacIsaac has recorded the tune under the title "Graham's Brook." See also the cognate tunes from Francis O'Neill's collections, the jig "Move up to Me" and the march "Gladly Would I Go."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 107. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 301, p. 32.

Recorded sources: Celtic CX20, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers (c. 1957. Appears as "Forest and Glen"). IMS-WMRCI-759, Winnie Chafe - "Cape Breton Scottish Memories"(1979. Appears as "Cold Winds from Ben Wyvisss"). SLMC-1001, Sandy MacIntyre - "Cape Breton...My Land and Music" (c. 1980. 1st in "Set of Two Jigs").

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]




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