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DOCTOR SHAW. AKA - "Dr. Shaw." Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by the great Scottish fiddler and composer James Scott Skinner (1843-1927), dated the 3rd July, 1902, on Skinner's hand-written manuscipt [1]. The tune was popularized among Cape Breton Island fiddlers by Bill Lamey who recorded it on a 78 RPM recording.

Source for notated version: Eddy Arsenault (b. 1921, St. Chrysostom, East Prince County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 104, p. 41. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 190. Skinner (Harp and Claymore Collection), 1904; p. 89.

Recorded sources: Jerry Holland - "Crystal Clear" (2000). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac - "That's What You Get" (1997?).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [2]
Hear Bill Lamey's recording at Juneberry 78's [3] (1st tune in set, paired with "Breem Dog (The)" and "Sandy Skinner")




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