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BLACK HOE, THE. See "Castlebar Jig (The)," "Castlelan Races," "Mist on the Meadow (1) (The)," "Morrison's Fancy," "Rakes of Castlebar (1) (The)," "Thrush in the Strand (The), "Thrush in the Straw (1) (The)." Canadian, Jig. Canada; Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title on Cape Breton/PEI islands for this popular tune of Irish provenance is "The Black Hoe." The alternate title "Morrison's Fancy" is found in O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody and predates James Morrison's recording of the tune under the title "Castlebar Races." County Leitrim flute player John McKenna also recorded the tune in the 78 RPM era under the title "Mist on the Meadow (1) (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Reuben Smith (b. 1931, Blooming Point, Queen's County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Caplan, Cape Breton's Magazine, issue 38, 1985; p. 19. Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 120. Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; No. 81, p. 77. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 130. Shears (The Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 65.

Recorded sources : - DAB4-1985, Donald Angus Beaton – "A Musical Legacy" (1985). JC 126, John Campbell – "Cape Breton on the Floor" (1981). Cape Breton Magazine's Tape – Mike MacDougall. Rounder 7011, "The Beatons of Mabou: Scottish Violin Music of Cape Breton" (1978). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac – "That's What You Get" (1998?).

See also listing at :
Hear the tune played by Jerry Holland at Paul Cranford Publications [1]

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