Andy Renwick's Ferret

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ANDY RENWICK'S FERRET. Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The ferret of the title supposedly refers to a human being. Composer credits for this modern melody are usually attributed to piper Gordon Duncan (1965-2005, of the band Craob Rua), although a United Kingdom musician named "Gordon Lincoln" is (erroneously) credited by Perlman. Paul Stewart Cranford (2015) points out that the piece employs 'c' natural notes, a pitch that is difficult to render accurately on the pipes and involves a complicated control of the fingers on the chanter.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Paul MacDonald (b. 1974, Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Cranford (The Cape Breton Highland Collection), 2015; No. 68, p. 35. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 105.

Recorded sources : - The Grapevine Label GRACD 20, Nomos - "I won't be Afraid Any More" (1995). Lochshore CDLDL 1215, Craob Rua – "The More That's Said the Less the Better" (1992). Loggerhead Records 76974 2192-2, Ashley MacIsaac - "Helter's Celtic" (1999). Lochshore CD, Ian Powrie – "Legend of the Fiddle." Hot Toddy - "Three Sheets to the Wind" (1997). Temple Records TP 027, Battlefield Band - "Celtic Hotel" (1987).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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