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X: 1 T: Gillis' Favorite O: trad. Cape Breton R: reel Z: 2015 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> S: Printed page numbered 39 of unknown orinin, via Lance Ramshaw 2015-6-26 M: C| L: 1/8 F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/abc/Scotland/r24/Gillis_Favorite-D-24-3.abc K: D %%slurgraces %%graceslurs "(A7)"fg |\ "D"ab{b}af dfaf | "G"bg g/g/g "(Em)"{ga}g2ef |\ "A7"gage cege | "D"ba a/a/a "(A7)"a2fg | "D"ab{b}af dfaf | "G"bg g/g/g "(Em)"{ga}g2ef |\ "A7"gage cbag | "D"fd d/d/d d2 :| |: "(A7)"bag |\ "D"fd d/d/d "C"g=c c/c/c | "D"fd d/d/d d2(=cB) |\ "D"Ad d/d/d "C"=cdBc | "D"Ad d/d/d d :|



GILLIS' FAVOURITE. Canadain, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Various Cape Breton fiddlers have reversed the parts. Alexander Gillis was one half of the Inverness Serenaders (with Alcide Aucoin), fiddlers who recorded for Decca Records in the 1930's. Both had moved to Boston in search of work (Aucoin was an electric welder and Gillis was a carpenter), who, in addition to their recordings, broadcast over the radio and played Saturday night dances at O'Connell Hall, Dudley Street. Unfortunately, Gillis's fiddling career was cut short when he lost a finger working in his sawmill.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Angus Chisholm (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg].

Printed sources : - Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 77.

Recorded sources: -Decca 14017, Alex Gillis and Alcide Aucoin/The Inverness Serenaders (c. 1936).

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



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