Father Eugene's Welcome to Cape North
FATHER EUGENE'S WELCOME TO CAPE NORTH. Canadian, March (2/4 or cut time). Canada, Cape Breton. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Shears): AABBCCDD (Cranford/Holland). Composed by the late Ingonish, northside Cape Breton, fiddler Mike MacDougall (Ingonish, Cape Breton, 1928-1982). Barry Shears says Father Eugene Morris is a noted step-dancer. Sandy MacInnis also composed a jig in his honor. Cape North is at the northernmost tip of Cape Breton, jutting into the St. Lawrence Sound, looking toward Newfoundland.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland's Collection), 1995; No. 36, p. 11. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 33.
Recorded sources: Traditional Music of the Maritimes TM044C, Nancy Roach - "Double Scotch."
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index