MacKinnon's Brook (1)

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MACKINNON'S BROOK [1]. Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Kate Dunlay and David Greenberg note that source Mary MacDonald made extensive use of droned strings throughout the tune. MacKinnon's Brook is a place-name in Inverness County, Cape Breton.

Source for notated version: fiddler Mary (Beaton) MacDonald (Cape Breton) [Dunaly & Greenberg, Dunlay & Reich].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 27. Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; p. 34. Little (Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle Music in New Hampshire), 1984; p. 32. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 41 (pipe setting).

Recorded sources: Canadian Broadcasting Corp. NMAS 1972, Natalie MacMaster - "Fit as a Fiddle" (1993). DMP 6-27-1, Doug MacPhee- "Cape Breton Piano III." Kicking Mule 231, Cathie Whitesides - "Gems of Irish and Cape Breton Fiddling" (1983). Rounder 7011, "The Beatons of Mabou: Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton" (1978). Wendy Mac Isaac - "That's What You Get."

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




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