Annotation:Antigonish Polka (1)

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X:1440 T:Antigonish Polka No. 1 S:Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Stars, "Fennigmania," Front Hall Records S:FHR-024, 1981. S:Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald, "A Selection Of New Jigs, Reels, Strathspeys, Hornpipes S:And Waltzes." Rodeo Records SCX5-59. N:The Antigonish Polka medley was brought to Fennig's by George Wilson, who N:learned them from a recording of Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald. M:2/4 L:1/16 R:Polka G:Couples Dances ~ Polkas ~ Canadian ~ LRB H:From the Lamprey River Band Tunebook, a part of the NH Country Dance H:website. K:D FG |"D" A2f2 fedB | A2AB AGFG | d2cd b2a2 | "A7" gfga gfed | c2cc cBAB | "D" d2dc defg | "A7" a2^ga b2c2 | "D" d6 :| |: FG |\ "D" A2^GA Bcde | f6 AA | A2AA BAFA | f4 fagf | "A7" eagf edcB | Aagf edcB | A2AA BAFA | "D" d6 :|

ANTIGONISH POLKA [1]. Canadian, Polka (2/4 time). Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title refers to a town in Nova Scotia. The polkas, "Antigonish 1 & 2", were popularized by Cape Breton fiddler Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 209, p. 82.

Recorded sources : - Front Hall FHR-024, Fennig's All-Star String Band - "Fennigmania" (1980. Learned from a recording by Cape Breton fiddler Winston 'Scotty' Fitzgerald, who himself learned the tune from a 78 RPM disc by Antigonish fiddler Hugh A. MacDonald). Frank Ferrel - "Maritime Melodies" (2012.

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

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