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ANGUS RANALD'S BIG TUNE STRATHSPEY. Dunlay and Greenberg (1996) print two versions of this (so-called) 'double-tonic' melody, one a "crooked setting" (Mary MacDonald). The 'A' and 'B' parts are reversed from one version to another. The strathspey can be played in standard or AEae tuning on the fiddle. AAB (Dunlay & Greenberg/Beaton): ABB'CC'BB' (Dunlay & Greenberg/MacDonald).

Source for notated version: Donald Angus and Kinnon Beaton, and Mary MacDonald (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; pgs. 126-127.

Recorded sources: NQD-5447, Doug MacPhee – "Cape Breton Master of the Keyboard" (appears as "Josie MacArthur's Strathspey"). Rounder 7011, "The Beatons of Mabou: Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton" (1978).

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

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