Annotation:Jerome's Farewell to Gibraltar

Find traditional instrumental music

Back to Jerome's Farewell to Gibraltar

JEROME'S FAREWELL TO GIBRALTAR. AKA - "Jerome's Farewell to Georges Banks." Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Messer): AABB' (Perlman). Ken Perlman (1996) states this is a "good old tune" on PEI, especially in the eastern part of the island and is played in a medley with "Homeward Bound." It was popularised by Canadian radio and TV fiddler Don Messer. An Irish variant is "Boys of the Lough."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 79, p. 54. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 68.

Recorded sources: Rounder CD7014, Leonard McDonald - "Fiddlers of Western Prince Edward Island" (1997).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

Back to Jerome's Farewell to Gibraltar