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DOWN THE RIVER [2] (Sios an Abainn). Irish (originally), Canadian; Double Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. G Major (O'Neill): G Mixolydian (Cranford). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O'Neill): AA'BB (Cranford). The tune was played by influential Cape Breton fiddler Angus Chisholm, which popularized the jig with musicians on the island, albeit altered to the mixolydian mode (so-called 'double tonic').

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland's), 1995; No. 262, p. 76. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 336, p. 70.

Recorded sources: Boot Records, Jerry Holland - "Master Cape Breton Fiddler" (1982). Celestial Entertainment CECS001, Brenda Stubbert (Cape Breton, N.S.) - "In Jig Time!" (1995).

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

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