Inverness Jig (1)

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INVERNESS JIG [1]. Canadian; Jig. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by J.D. Kennedy. The name Inverness means 'mouth of the river Ness'. Ness was the name of a legendary Irish queen, mother of Conchubar, who is supposed to have ruled in Ulster at the time of Christ (though the river name may be older). However, the title refers not to Inverness, Scotland, but rather the town of Inverness, Cape Breton.

Source for notated version: Stephen Toole (1927–1995, Green Road, Queen's County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Little (Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle Music in New Hampshire), 1984; pp. 16–17. MacQuarrie (Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies), 1940; p. 47. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 134.

Recorded sources: Natalie & Buddy MacMaster – "Traditional Music From Cape Breton Island" (2005).

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




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