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X:1 T:Miss Christy Nicholson M:C L:1/16 C:Ronald MacLellan R:Strathspey B:Gordon F. MacQuarrie – The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies (1940, p. 29) K:Bb d2|BB,3B,3G B3c{e}d3c|BF3F3d c3CC3d|BB,3B,3G B3c{e}d3c| B3GF3D B,B,B,2 B,4:|d2|f3gf3d B3c{e}d3B|f3Bd3f gc3c3d| f3g{a}f3d c3f{e}d3c|B3GF3D B,B,B,2 B,2d2| f3gf3d B3c{e}d3B| f3Bd3f gc3c3d|f3gd3f c3B{e}d3c|B3GF3D B,B,B,2 B,4||

MISS CHRISTY NICHOLSON. Canadian, Strathspey (while time). Canada, Cape Breton. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler Ronald MacLellan (1918–2004), who was one of the most famous exponents of old-style Cape Breton fiddling. He came from a musical family: his sister Theresa MacLellan is also a renowned Cape Breton musician, and his father Big Donald MacLellan was similarly influential among fiddlers of his generation (such as Dan R. MacDonald, Bill Lamey and Donald Angus Beaton).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Donald MacLellan [Cranford].

Printed sources : - MacQuarrie (Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies), 1940; p. 29. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 57, p. 24.

Recorded sources: -Rounder 7044, Donald MacLellan – “The Dusky Meadow” (2004).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

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