Old Time Wedding Reel (1)
X:1 T:Old Time Wedding Reel #1 T:See ref. John Badenyon Strathspey Skye Collection R:Reel A:Cape Breton S:Sandy MacIntyre N:From the playing of Sandy MacIntyre Z:Transcribed Nov 20 1998 by Wil Macaulay M:C L:1/8 K:Amin B | AGEG AGEG | cdcA G2Gc | A/A/A cd edce | cAcd e2eg | abag egdB | cAGE c2cd | edcA GEcE | D/D/D EG A3 :| |:g | ageg agea | gedB g2gb | agea gbed | cAcd e2eg | abag egdB | cAGE c2cd | edcA GEcE | D/D/D EG A3 :|]
OLD TIME WEDDING REEL . AKA and see "Cape Breton Wedding Reel," "John o' Badenyond/Badenyon," "MacIssac's Reel." Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Aeolian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Perlman): AABB (Dunlay). Dunlay & Reich (1986) and Dunlay & Greenberg (1996) record that, as a result of the classic recording by Dan J. Campbell and Angus Allan Gillis, the "Old Time Wedding Reels" have become a standard medley in Cape Breton and were often played for dancing at wedding celebrations. The Cape Breton tune is a variant of the G Dorian strathspey "John o' Badenyond/Badenyon," found in Scottish collections, and the editors think it may be related to "Tha duthrachd mo chridhe dhuit (You Have My Heart's Love) in MacDonald's Gesto Collection (originally taken from Alexander Campbell's publication Albyn's Anthology (1816-18}).