Murdo MacKenzie of Torridon

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MURDO MACKENZIE OF TORRIDON. AKA - "Murdo MacKenzie's Jig." Canadian, Scottish; Jig or Pipe March (6/8 time). Canada, Cape Breton. USA, New Hampshire. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD (Hinds, Little): AABB'CCDD' (Martin). A pipe-jig composed in the early 1950's by Scottish accordion player, piper and dance bandleader Bobby MacLeod (1925-1991) of Tobermory, Isle of Mull.

Bobby MacLeod

The march, one of MacLeod's most famous and popular compositions, can be used as an accompaniment for Boston or Military Two-steps, and is sometimes played as a jig.



Source for notated version: Harvey Tolman (Marlboro, N.H.) [Hinds].

Printed sources: Hinds/Hébert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 23. Little (Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle Music in New Hampshire), 1984; p. 37. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 2, 1988; p. 30.

Recorded sources: Beltona BL2514 (78 RPM), Bobby MacLeod. Canadian Columbia GES90343, John Allan Cameron - "Weddings, Wakes, and Other Things." Ashley MacIsaac - "Hi How Are You Today?"

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [www.cbfiddle.com/rx/tune/t250.html‎]
See notation of Cape Breton version at Cranford Publications [2]
Hear Bobby MacLeod's recording at Rare Tunes [3] (2nd tune in medley, following "Wade's Welcome to Inverness").




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