Mike MacDougall's Cape North Dances

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MIKE MACDOUGALL'S CAPE NORTH DANCES. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed by the late Cape Breton fiddler and composer Jerry Holland (1955-2009), remembering the dances held by fisherman and northside fiddle Mike MacDougall (1928-1981). MacDougall came from a musical family -- his father and grandfather were both accomplished fiddlers and great Highland bagpipers, and by the age of 16 Mike was playing dances and concerts in Cape North, Dingwall and Ingonish. In the 1940's he and his brother Tim played regularly for dances at St. Peters Parish Hall in Ingonish Beach.) Allister MacGillivray - The Cape Breton Fiddler, 1981). John Graham Gibson (Old and New World Highland Bagpiping, 2002, p. 280) writes: "Mike's widow, Peggy (Margaret Francis Donovan), living in Ingonish, told me that Mike was always more appreciated as a fiddler in Bay St. Lawrence than in his native Ingonish."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 232, p. 85.

Recorded sources:




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