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ANDY DEJARLIS (JIG). AKA and see "Scotch Style Jig," "Tom Trainor's." Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Manitoba. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A popular tune for those rare times that an E Major set is called for. The tune was composed by Métis fiddler Andy DeJarlis (1914-1975, Woodridge, Manitoba) who recorded it in 1969 as "Scotch Style Jig", but it has also been credited to Cape Breton fiddler Mike McDougal. The jig gained international currency in the 1990's through the playing of Cape Breton musicians. Irish musician Karen Tweed calls the tune "Tom Trainor's" after the individual she learned it from.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Northside fiddler Mike McDougall (1928-1982, Ingonish, Cape Breton) via fiddler Jerry Holland (Inverness, Cape Breton); the tune was untitled until fiddler Johnny Wilmot remembered that the tune had been played by Manitoba fiddler and composer Andy De Jarlis (see "Whisky Before Breakfast").

Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland's Collection vol. 1), 1995; No. 244, p. 70.

Recorded sources : - Boot Records, Jerry Holland - "Master Cape Breton Fiddler" (1982). Green Linnet GLD 1137, Altan - "Island Angel" (1993. Learned by Ciaran Tourish from Jerry Holland, Cape Breaton/Massachusetts fiddler). Kells Music 9501, Dervish - "Playing with Fire" (appears as "Cape Breton Jig"). London EBX 4124, Andy DeJarlis - "Cross Canada Old Time Music" (1969).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Hear Andy DeJarlis's 1969 recording of the tune at youtube.com [3]



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