Panelmine Jig (The)

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John Campbell

PANELMINE JIG, THE. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Composed by fiddler John Campbell (1919–2010, Boston, Mass., originally from Glenora Falls, Inverness County, Cape Breton) in 1956. Paul Cranford (1997) remarks that Campbell composed this tune while working in Elliot Lake, Ontario, at the mine of the title, prior to moving to Boston. Fitzgerald’s version is a bit distanced from the way Campbell composed it.

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914–1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald: A Collection of Fiddle Tunes), 1997; No. 170, p. 68. Ruckert (John Campbell: A Cape Breton Legacy), 2009; p. 27.

Recorded sources: Celtic CX59, Winston Fitzgerald (appears as second tune of the medley “Salute to Boston,” paired with “Pattern Day”). Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005). Brenda Stubbert – "Endless Memories" (2008).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

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