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MACARTHUR ROAD. English, Reel. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by Boys of the Lough member Dave Richardson, originally from Northumberland (see also his jig "Calliope House"). The tune honors the MacArthur family of Marolbora, Vermont, at whose old farmhouse the Boys of the Lough stayed in the 1970's during touring breaks.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 120

Recorded sources: Culburnie Records CUL 121D, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - "Fire and Grace" (2004). Natalie MacMaster - "In My Hands." Shanachie 79067, Boys of the Lough - "Farewell and Remember Me" (1987).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]




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