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MISS HUTTON'S. Scottish, Canadian; Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Glen): AABB (Cranford/Fitzgerald). The melody appears in Perthshire fiddler-composer John Bowie's (1759—1815) A Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances (1789, p. 23) and is attributed to him in later collections. It has become a popular stathspey among Cape Breton fiddlers. The influential Little Jack MacDonald was the first Cape Breton fiddler to record this tune (Paul Cranford, 1997), while Jerry Holland cites Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald for his source.

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

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 158, p. 63. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 1, 1891; p. 44.

Recorded sources: Odyssey ORCS 1051, Jerry Holland – “Fiddler’s Choice” (1998). Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier - "The Dances Down Home" (1977).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]




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