MacKinnon's Rant

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MACKINNON'S RANT. AKA and see "Thro' the warld wou'd I gang wi' the Lad that loves me (2)." Canadian, Rant or Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Dorian (Dunlay/MacMaster, Dunlay/Gillis, Perlman): A Mixolydian (Dunlay/MacDonald). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Dunlay/MacDonald): AAB (Dunlay/MacMaster, Dunlay/Gillis, Perlman). Paul Cranford suggests that "MacKinnon's Rant" is related to the strathspey "Craig o' Barns/Craig of Barns (The)," while John Shaw (in the booklet to Topic 12TS354) attributed it to the 18th century Scottish composer Robert Mackintosh. In the William Christie Collection (1820) the melody is printed under the title "Thro' the warld wou'd I gang wi' the Lad that loves me (2)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 62. Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 44. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 89.

Recorded sources : - Culburnie Records CUL 102, Alasdair Fraser & Jody Stecher - "The Driven Bow" (1988. From the playing of Buddy MacMaster). Decca 14024 (78 RPM), Alex Gillis- "The Inverness Serenaders" (c. 1930's). DMP 6-27, Doug MacPhee- "Cape Breton Piano II" (1979. Appears as "Traditional Reel"). Sea-Cape Music ACR4-12940, Buddy MacMaster - "Judique on the Floor" (1989. Appears as "Traditional Reel"). Topic 12TS354, Mary MacDonald- "Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle" (1978. Appears as "Untitled" after "Crubach"). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac - "That's What You Get" (appears as "The Craig of Barns Reel"). WRCI-4772, Unity Gain U-1002, Dave MacIsaac - "Celtic Guitar" (1986. Appears after "The Mystery).

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

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