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RIVER BEND, THE. AKA - "River Bend Jig." Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Cape Breton. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. One of the more popular compositions by the prolific Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Editor John Donald Cameron remarks that the tune is a “Cape Breton square dance favorite,” written to commemorate a successful day’s fishing in a small trout river that flows through his childhood home of Judique South.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Andrew Jones (b. 1918, Roseville, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Pleasant View) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; p. 43. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 140. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 2), 2001.

Recorded sources: - Rounder 7005, Carl MacKenzie - "Welcome to Your Feet Again" (1977). Rounder 7006, Theresa and Marie MacLellan - "Trip to Mabou Ridge" (1979).

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

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