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X:1 T:Keep it up [1] T:As a thoiseach M:C L:1/8 R:Pipe Reel S:Fraser Collection (1816) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin ^c|dEBE dEB^c|dEBE FDD^c|dEBE GBeB|^cAdA FDDc| dEBE dEB^c|dEBE FDD^c|dEBE GBeB|^cAcA FDD||f| gebe geef|gebe fddf|gebe gefd|^cAdA FDDf| gebe beef|gebe fddf|ebgb faeg|f^cdA FDD||

KEEP IT UP [1] (As a Thòiseach). AKA and see "As a Thòiseach," "Contradiction Reel (2) (The)." Scottish, Pipe Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Fraser): AAB (Hardie, Köhler, Lowe). The tune is subtitled "Be Off MacIntosh!," and is credited to Captain Simon Fraser by MacDonald in the Skye Collection (1887). See note under "Talk:As a Thòiseach." The piece is played un-slurred, with a distinct bow stroke for each note. It has some popularity among Cape Breton musicians. The reel is included in a section of "Irish Reels" in Köhlers’ Violin Repository Book 1 (1881), presumably placed there by the editor, W.B. Laybourn (the anonymous "A Professional Player" of the title page).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 140, p. 56-57. Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 103. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935. Laybourn (Köhlers’ Violin Repository Book 1), 1881; p. 58. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 5), 1844-45; p. 12.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet SIF-1094, Capercaille - "Sidewaulk" (1989). Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX187, Jonnie Hardie - "The Captain's Collection" (1999). Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier - "The Dances Down Home" (1977). Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean - "Gaelic in the Bow" (2005). Wildcat Records WILDCD 101, Ronan Martin - "Ronan Martin" (2008).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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