Mary Jessie Gillis (1)

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MARY JESSIE GILLIS [1]. Canadian, March (2/4 time). Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). Composed by fiddler, composer, editor and publisher Paul Stewart Cranford--who has also been a been a lighthouse keeper. Originally composed in the key of G Major. Mary Jessie Gillis was originally from Inverness, Cape Breton, and studied piano with Maybelle Chisholm MacQueen. She was fiddler Jerry Holland's accompanist for some years. See also the tune "Jessie's Fancy".

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (The Lighthouse Collection).

Recorded sources: Odyssey ORCS 1051, Jerry Holland - "Fiddler's Choice" (1998).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
See standard notation at Cranford Publications [2]




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