Hamish the Carpenter
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HAMISH THE CARPENTER. AKA and see "Och a chaillain," "Old Time Wedding Reel (2)." Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is part of a traditional Cape Breton wedding medley along with "Cape Breton Wedding Reel" and "Big Coffin Reel (The)."
Source for notated version: Gus Longaphie (b. 1915, Little Harbor, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Souris) [Perlman].
Printed sources: Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; No. 24, p. 43 (appears as "Old Time Wedding Reel #2"). Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 95.
Recorded sources: Shanachie 79061, Boys of the Lough - "Welcoming Paddy Home" (1986). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac - "That's What You Get" (1998? Appears as "Herman the Carpenter").
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index