Memories of Ranald MacLellan

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MEMORIES OF RANALD MACLELLAN. Canada, Marching Air (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABBC. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Gordon F. MacQuarrie in honor of fiddler "Big Ranald" MacLellan of Inverside, father of fiddlers Theresa and Donald MacLellan and pianist Marie MacLellan (who formed the group The MacLellan Trio). Ranald was indeed big--a Broad Cove blacksmith, he stood 6.5 feet tall and weighed 270 lbs.-- as well as powerful (could bend a horseshoe into the shape of a figure eight; one of his creations hung in the River Denys Railway station for many years). Along with Gordon F. MacQuarrie, he was a prominent Cape Breton fiddler in his time.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Gordon F. MacQuarrie (The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies), 1940; p. 35.

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