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KING GEORGE V. AKA and see "King George," "Old King's Strathspey," "Old King George Strathspey." Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD. There are a series of tunes commemorating various King Georges, and Dunlay & Greenberg remark there is some confusion as to which one this refers to. King George V, whose name is sometimes attached to this tune, ruled from 1910 to 1936.

Source for notated version: Alex Gillis (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) [Dunlay and Reich].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 39. Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 35.

Recorded sources: ACC-4979, Natalie MacMaster - "4 on the Floor" (1989). CECD001, Brenda Stubbert - "In Jig Time" (1995). CLM-1006, Carl MacKenzie - "Celtic Ceilidh" (1987. Appears as "Old King George Strathspey"). Decca 14024 (78 RPM), Alex Gillis- "The Inverness Serenaders" (c. 1936-7). Sea-Cape Music ACR4-12940, Buddy MacMaster - "Judique on the Floor" (1989. Appears as "Old King's Strathspey"). Topic 12TS354, Mary MacDonald- "Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle" (1978).

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




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