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MILL OF NEWE. Scottish, Canadian; Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler Biography:Alexander Walker, who also composed a tune entitled "Mr. Alexander Lawson" for a resident of the Mill area. The Mill of Newe is is approximately two miles east of the village of Bellabeg in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and was a large early corn mill with a prominent Aberdeenshire kiln vent (comprising a revolving ventilator with polygonal slate base). There was also a Mill of Newe farm adjacent to the mill itself. The tune was recorded by fiddlers Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald and Dan R. MacDonald, and has subsequently been recorded by several Cape Breton fiddlers.

Mill of Newe farm, c. 1910

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 141, p. 57. Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 138, p. 47.

Recorded sources: Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald - "Classic Cuts" (reissue of Celtic Records CX 40).

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

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