Murray River Jig

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MURRAY RIVER JIG. Canadian, Jig. A Mixolydian ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by Ontario fiddler and composer (of some 400 tunes) Graham Townsend (1942-1998), named for a small town in Kings County, central Prince Edward Island just east of Belfast [1]. Townsend won the Canadian national fiddling championship at age 21, and made a career of radio and TV appearances, festival bookings and concert tours.

Graham Townsend


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Gus Longaphie (b. 1914, Little Harbor, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Souris) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 141. Whitcomb (Canadian Fiddle Music, vol. 1), 1990; p. 139.

Recorded sources : - Graham Townsend - "Thirty Canadian Fiddle Tunes." Arc AS 817, Graham Townsend - "North American Fiddle Champion" (196?). CAT-WMR004, Wendy MacIssac - "The 'Reel' Thing" (1994).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]
Hear a clip of Townsend's recording [3]
See a PDF transcriptions [4] [5]



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