Mrs. Norman MacKeigan

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X: 1 T: Mrs. Norman McKeigan C: Dan R. Macdonald (1912-76) M:4/4 R:reel L:1/8 Z:added by Alf Warnock - - F: K:D A,|"D"D2DG FAAB|defd "G"g2fe|"D"dcBA "G"BcdA|"D"BdAF "A"AFEF| "D"D2DE FAAB|defd "G"g2fe|"D"dcBA "G"BcdA|"A"BdAF "D"DD2f|| "D"abaf defd|fada f2ef|abaf defd|fadf "A"e2ef| "D"abaf defd|fadf "G"g2fe|"D"dcBA BcdA|"A7"BdAF "D"D4||

MRS. NORMAN MACKEIGAN. Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Mrs. Norman MacKeigan" was composed around 1960 by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976), and is one of his more popular compositions, fairly frequently recorded. The person of the title was the spouse of instrument repairman Norman MacKeigan.

Dan R. MacDonald

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Reuben Smith (b. 1931, Blooming Point, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Cameron (The Heather Hill Collection: The Music of Dan R. MacDonald, vol. 1), 1989; p. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 75. Songer & Curley (The Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 141.

Recorded sources : - Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005). Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40491, Kinnon Beaton - "The Heart of Cape Breton" (2002). Brownrigg Productions BRG GMI 001, The Cape Breton Symphony - "Fiddle, vol. 1" (1970?. Winston Fitzgerald, Wilfred Gillis, John Donald Cameron, fiddlers). Culburnie Records, "Alasdair Fraser Directs the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers." Natalie MacMaster - "Cape Breton Girl."

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

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