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X:1 T:Little Pickle C:Joseph Lowe M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 4 (1844–1845, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A A3 cBA|EAB cBA|dcB fdB|bge efg| a3 cBA|EAB cBA|dcd efg|aec A2:| B|A2a {b}a^ga|Acd ecA|B2 =g {a}gfg|BGB dcB| A2a {a}a^ga|Acd ecA|dcd efg|aec A2B||



LITTLE PICKLE. Scottish (originally), Canadian; Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Scottish fiddler-composer, bandleader, music publisher and dancing master Joseph Lowe (1797-1866), who published a collection of dance music in several parts in the 1840's. Lowe was born into a musical family; his father, John () was a fiddler-composer who produced “Rachel Rae” and “Archie Menzies," among other tunes still part of Scottish traditional repertoire. His brother, Robert, was also a musician and dancing master in Brechin.

The jig is popular among Cape Breton fiddlers and has been recorded numerous times.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland's Collection), 1995; No. 205, p. 59. Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B), 1844–1845; p. 2.

Recorded sources : - Celtic CX 14, Dan Joe MacInniss - "The Scottish Canadian Fiddle of Dan Joe MacInnis" (1965). Rounder Heritage, Joe Cormier - "The Dances Down Home" (1974).

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



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