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KITTY McGEE/MAGEE (Caitilin Ni Micaeda). AKA - "Katty Magee." AKA and see "Picking of Sticks," "Picking Up Sticks." Irish, New England; Jig. D Major (most versions): B Flat Major (Stanford/Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Stanford/Petrie): AABB (most versions). "Picking Up Sticks" is a related melody.

Sources for notated versions: Janet Foster [Spadaro]; Pete Sutherland with the Arm and Hammer String Band [Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 161. S. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician No. 6: Jigs), 1982 (revised 1991, 2001); p. 7. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 7, p. 3 (appears as "Katty Magee"). Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 3. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; pg. 72. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 716, p. 133. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 369. Sannella, Balance and Swing (CDSS). Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 120. Spadaro (10 Cents a Dance), 1980; p. 24. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 513, p. 130. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 31.

Recorded sources: F&W Records 6, Fireside String Band- "Square Dance Tunes for a Yankee Caller." "Front Hall 03, Dudley Laufman- "Swinging on a Gate." The Kicking Mule 216, Arm and Hammer String Band- "New England Contra Dance Music."

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




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