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X:1 T:Traditional Jig T:Dave Marsh's Favorite M:6/8 L:1/8 B:Dunlay & Reich - Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton (1986, No. 79) K:G dc|BGG DGG|EGE DB,G,|CEG B,DG|EFG A2 d/c/| BGG DGG|EGE DB,G,|CDE DGB|AFD G2:| |:B/c/|dgd ecA|dBG AFD|dgd eag|{fg}fef {gf}g2 f/g/| afd gdB|ecA dBG|EFG Adc|BGG G2:|]

DAVE MARSH'S FAVORITE. AKA and see "Boys of Ballyscally (The)," "Irish Jig (1)." Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Dunlay & Reich): AA'BB' (Dunlay & Greenberg). The title "Dave Marsh's Favorite" comes from pianist Doug MacPhee, who named it after a friend although the tune was not composed by him. Another Cape Breton musician, Buddy MacMaster, recorded it without a title. The tune is actually an untitled "Irish Jig (1)" first printed in Edinburgh in Köhler's Violin Repository vol. 3 (c. 1885, p. 268) where it is clearly attributed to a "John B. Easton, Edinburgh," who contributed a few compositions to editor W.B. Laybourn's "Köhler's" volumes. A nearly identical version can be found in Book 4 of the early 20th century music manuscript collection of musician Bernard Bogue (c. 1863-1930, County Tyrone & County Monaghan) under the title "Boys of Ballyscally (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Buddy MacMaster (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg, Dunlay & Reich].

Printed sources : - Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 118. Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; p. 75 (listed as "Traditonal Jig").

Recorded sources : - DMP6-27-1-4, Doug MacPhee- "Cape Breton Piano III" (1981). RDRD 850, Raymond Ellis - "Dedicated to Mom and Dad" (1994. Appears as 1st "Traditional Jig" on 'B' side, 2nd cut).

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