Old Time Wedding Reel (1)

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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 [1]. 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}).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Dan J. Campbell and Angus Allan Gillis (Cape Breton) [Dunlay and Greenberg]; Peter Chaisson, Sr. (B. 1929, Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 44. Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; p. 42. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 95 (appears as "Cape Breton Wedding Reel").

Recorded sources : - DAB4-1985, Donald Angus Beaton "(appears as "Old Time Wedding Reel"). JC 126, John Campbell- "Cape Breton on the Floor" (1981). Celtic 011 (78 RPM) CX011, CX 1, "Dan J. Campbell and Angus Allan Gillis" (1930's). Celtic SCX 58, Elmer Briand (Appears as "John of Badenyon Strathspey). Culburnie Records CUL102c, Alasdair Fraser & Jody Stecher - "The Driven Bow" (1988). IMS-WRC1-618, Hector MacKenzie - "Highland Village Ceilidh" (appears as 2nd reel in "Square Set"). MacIssac LP-13, Walter MacIssac (Newfoundland)- "Musical Memories of Codroy Valley" (appears as "MacIssac's Reel"). Marimac 6501, Gus Longaphie (P.E.I.) - "The Old Time Fiddlers of P.E.I" (1993. Appears as "Cape Breton Wedding Reel"). Padledoo Music PAD105, Jerry Holland & Alasdair Fraser - "Scottish Fiddle Rally, Concert Highlights 1985-1995" (1996). Rounder C-7013, Joe Cormier - "Old Time Wedding Reels" (1992). Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004). Boys of the Lough - "Welcoming Paddy Home" (1986).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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