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X:1 T:Inverness Serenaders, The M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey C:Gordon F. MacQuarrie B:Gordon F. MacQuarrie – The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies (1940, p. 31) K:F d2|c3F A2GF C3F A2GF|c3F A2GF EG3G3d|c3F A2GF C3F A2GF| (B2cd) A3G AF3F3d|c3F A2GF C3F A2GF|f3F BAGF EG3G3B| (A2Bc) F3c (B2cd) G3d|(B2cd) {ac’}a3g af3f2!fermata!||a3fd3g f3cA3F| d3B c2AF EG3G3g|a3fd3g f3cA3F|B2cd A3G AF3F3g| a3fd3g f3cA3F|d3B c2AF EG3G3g|a2gf e3g f3cA3F|{f}e2dc {ac’}a3g af3f2||



INVERNESS SERENADERS, THE. Canada, Strathspey (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The strathspey, composed by fiddler and composer Gordon F. MacQuarrie, honors The Inverness Serenaders, who recorded some of the earliest sides of Cape Breton music, for Decca Records. The Serenaders were Inverness County fiddlers Alcide Aucoin was from Chéticamp and Alex Gillis from Margaree, who both had moved to Boston, Mass., to find work (Aucoin was an electric welder, while carpenter Gillis's fiddling career was cut short when one of his fingers was cut off while he was working in his sawmill). Along with their recordings, they also had a radio show on WYFX in Boston, and a fifteen minute spot fo WHDH from the Hotel Touraine. The played regularly for Saturday night dances at the O'Connell Hall on Dudley Street.

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Printed sources : - MacQuarrie (The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies for the Violin), 1940; p. 31.

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