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LIME HILL. Canadian, Strathspey. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, fiddler and prolific composer Dan R. MacDonald [1], and one of his most popular compositions. The tune is named for a little village in west Cape Breton not far from the town of Mabou and composed by MacDonald following a trip there with the father of the members of the group the Rankin Family, who later recorded it.

Dan R. MacDonald (1911 - 1976)



Source for notated version: Eddy Arsenault (b. 1921, St. Chrysostom, East Prince County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island) 1996; p. 193.

Recorded sources: Rounder Records , John L. MacDonald - "Formerly of Foot Cape Road: Scottish Fiddle Music in the Classic Inverness County Style" (2005).




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