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MY DUNGANNON SWEETHEART. Canadian, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by the late Ontario fiddler Graham Townsend [1] (1942-1998) for his wife Eleanor, also a championship fiddler. The couple died within a month of each other. It was originally composed in the key of 'C' major.

Graham Townsend



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 25.

Recorded sources: Canadian Broadcasting Corp. NMAS 1972, Natalie MacMaster - "Fit as a Fiddle" (1993). Claddagh CC49, Skylark - "All of It" (appears as "Graham Townsend's Jig") Rounder 7002, Graham Townsend - "Le Violon/The Fiddle" (1976). Philo 1153, Sharon Shannon - "Sharon Shannon." Rose Clancy & Gene Clancy - "Sessions at the Chatham Fiddle Company" (2012).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
See a TV clip of Graham and Eleanor playing [3]




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