Annotation:Margaree Fancy

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MARGAREE FANCY. AKA and see "Jackson's Jig (4)." Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Cape Breton. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The melody requires playing in position in the key of 'C', thus some play it in G major. The jig was recorded on 78 RPM (as "Margaree's Fancy") by Alex Gillis (1900-1974) and His Inverness Serenaders, in Boston in November, 1934. Paul Stewart Cranford (2000) remarks that it was a popular tune with other Margaree, Cape Breton, fiddlers such as Angus Chisholm, Angus Allan Gillis and John Alex MacLellan.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 255, p. 92.

Recorded sources : - Decca 12020 (78 RPM), Alick Gillis and His Inverness Serenaders (1934. 2nd tune in medley, preceded by "Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself (1)).

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

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