Memories of Joe MacInnis
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MEMORIES OF JOE MACINNIS. Canadian, March. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler Dan R. MacDonald in honor of fiddler Dan Joe MacInnis.
MacInnis began playing fiddle at age eight, influenced by a traveling greengrocer, Peter Campbell, who sold vegetables and buttermilk on a route that brought him by the MacInnis household. He would stop and play, and the young MacInnis watched intently. By the age of fourteen Dan Joe was accomplished enough to play regularly at local dances. He recorded three LP's in the early and mid-1960's.
Source for notated version: the "Cape Breton Fiddler" newsletter [Little].
Printed sources: Little (Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle Music in New Hampshire), 1984; pp. 28-29.
Recorded sources: Rounder Records, Joe MacLean - "Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island" (1998). Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean - "Gaelic in the Bow" (2005).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index