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MACKINNON'S OTHER RANT. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Dunlay & Greenberg (1996) report that master Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster often plays this tune paired with "MacKinnon's Rant."

Source for notated version: Donald Angus Beaton (1912-1982, Mabou, Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 63.

Recorded sources: BSFC:PAD 105, Jerry Holland & Alasdair Fraser - "Scottish Fiddle Rally, Concert Highlights 1985-1995" (1996. Appears mistakenly as "Hamish the Carpenter"). DAB4-1985, Donald Angus Beaton - "A Musical Legacy" (1985. Appears as "Traditional A Minor Reel"). DAB-3, 26-1, Kinnon Beaton "Cape Breton Fiddle 1" (1982. Appears as 2nd "Traditional Reel" side 1). JAD-1, Jackie Dunn - "Dunn to a T" (1995. Appears as "Traditional Reel" in the "Thorn Bush" medley). Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004).




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