Memories of Dan Beaton
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MEMORIES OF DAN BEATON. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Margaree, Cape Breton, fiddler Ronald Gillis in honor or Donald Angus Beaton (d. 1982), an influential fiddler from Mabou, Inverness County, Cape Breton. Paul Cranford (1997) remarks that this was a favorite tune of Angus Chisholm, from whom Winston Fitzgerald probably learned the tune.
Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].
Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald's Collection), 1997; No. 107, p. 44.
Recorded sources: Rounder RO 7023, Natalie MacMaster - "No Boundaries" (1996. Learned from Dave MacIsaac).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index