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X:1 T:Baker, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Crisply" C:J. Scott Skinner Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A (d | c)AED CEAc | dFBA GBed | cAED CEAc | dfB[dg] [ca][AA][AA] :| || g | a/a/a Aa fedc | BFBA GBeg | a/a/a Aa e/e/e Aa | fagb {g}aAAe | .a.A.a.g .f.e.d.c | .B.F.B.A. .G.B.e.d | .c.A .E.D .C.E.A.c | dfBg {g}aAA ||

BAKER, THE. Scottish (originally), Canadian, Irish; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning. AA'B (Skinner); AABB (Cranford/Fitzgerlad). Written by Scottish fiddling and composing giant J. Scott Skinner (1841-1927) for George Gordon. The tune has some currency in Irish circles, having been recorded by fiddlers Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds, and Sean Keane. Donegal fiddler John Doherty had a version (see Larry Sanger's "Gan Ainm" transcriptions below) that Nigel Gatherer identifies as an amalgam of two Skinner tunes, "The Baker" and "The 10£ Fiddle." Some similarities to the Irish "Contradiction Reel."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 78, p. 34. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 5. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 102.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD 11661-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster - "My Roots are Showing" (2000). Shanachie 14001, "The Early Recordings of Angus Chisholm" (Cape Breton fiddler who recorded it in the 1930's a medley with "The 10 Pound Fiddle"). Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Seamus & Kevin Glackin - "Northern Lights."

See also listing at :
Hear Cape Breton fiddler Angus Chisholm's at the Internet Archive [1]

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