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CHARLIE HUNTER'S JIG. AKA - "Charlie Stuart's Jig." Scottish, Canadian; Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Phillips): AABB (Carlin, Hinds, Martin). Not the "Charlie Stewart" in O'Neill. The composition is credited to piano accordion player Bobby MacLeod of Tobermory, Mull. The title probably refers to the late Charlie Hunter of Oban, a radio operator on the MacBrayne steamers which ply the west-coast routes of Scotland.

Source for notated version: Graham Townsend (Canada) [Hinds]; Pete Sutherland (Vt.) [Phillips].

Printed source: Carlin (English Concertina), 1977; p. 31. Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 22. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 45. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 362.

Recorded sources: Atlantica Music 02 77657 50222 26, Richard Wood – "Atlantic Fiddles" (1994). Fretless Records FR200, Yankee Ingenuity – "Kitchen Junket" (1977). Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier – "The Dances Down Home" (1977). Shanachie 79068, Boys of the Lough – "Sweet Rural Shade." Topic TSCD 669, Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton & Will Atkinson (et al) – "Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England" (1998. Atkinson {b. 1908} of Crookham, Northumberland, was an harmonica player, Taylor a fiddler and Hutton a Northumbrian small-piper).

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