Prince Charles (2)

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PRINCE CHARLES [2]. AKA - "Prince Charles' Jig." American (?), Jig. A Mixoldyian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A jig of unknown provenance printed by in Boston music publisher Elias Howe's publications. Perhaps the earliest recording is from 1908 by violinist Charles D’Alamaine, born in 1871 in England, who died in 1943. D’Alamaine immigrated to the United States in 1888, and by 1890 had established himself as “instructor on violin” in Evanston, Illinois; by 1910 he had removed to Yonkers, and in 1920 was a chiropractor in New York City (info. from Paul Gifford).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 60. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 90.

Recorded sources:




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