Polo March (The)

Find traditional instrumental music
Jump to: navigation, search

Back to Polo March (The)[edit]


POLO MARCH, THE. Canadian, March or Polka (2/4 time). Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’B (Cranford): AA’BB (Perlman). The tune is always played as the second tune in a medley with “Southern Melody,” and the pair was introduced by Cape Breton fiddler Winston “Scotty” FitzGerald.

Source for notated version: Reuben Smith (b. 1931, Blooming Point, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]; Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 212, p. 83. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 161.

Recorded sources: Arc Records ARC-527, Joe MacIsaac - "The Sound of Cape Breton." Celtic CSX5 34, Winston Fitzgerald and His Radio Entertainers. Flying Fish FF 70572, Frank Ferrel – “Yankee Dreams: Wicked Good Fiddling from New England” (1991).

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]
Hear the recording by Scotty Fitzgerald and His Radio Entertainers on youtube.com [3] and at the Internet Archive [4]




Back to Polo March (The)[edit]