New York Jig (1)

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NEW YORK JIG [1]. AKA and see "Alex Joe's Jig." Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. C Mixolydian ('A' part) & C Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Alex Joe MacEachern, brother of famous Cape Breton composer Dan Hughie MacEachern apparently after a trip to the city [Cranford]. Originally recorded by Cape Breton fiddler Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald (1914-1987). In MacEachern's Collection Vol. 2 it is called "Alex Joe's Jig," notes Paul Cranford.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland's Collection of Fiddle Tunes), 1995; No. 215, p. 62. MacEachern (MacEachern's Collection Vol. 2).

Recorded sources: "MacEachern's Collection: The Music of Dan Hughie MacEachern, vol. 2." Cranford Publications CP-R2, "Jerry Holland Solo" (1988). Natalie MacMaster - "In My Hands."

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
See notation at Cranford Publications site [2]




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