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X:1 T:Sandy M’Gaff M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3 (1885, p. 266) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin E3-EFG|B3-B^cd|E3-E(FG)|BAG FED| E3-EFG|B2^c d2e|fgf efe|d^cB AGF:| |:E2e e2g|fe^d e3|E2e e2g|fga gfe| DFA d2e|fe^c d3|DFA d2B|ABG FED:|]



SANDY M'GAFF. Scottish, Canadian; Jig (6/8 time). Canada, Cape Breton. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This melody can also be found in Laybourn's 'Köhlers Violin Repository (vol. 3, 1885, p. 266). While the tune has a Scottish provenance, it is a popular jig among Cape Breton fiddlers.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Sandy McIntyre (Ontario) via Buddy MacMaster (Cape Breton) [Dunlay and Reich].

Printed sources : - Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 114. Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton), 1986; p. 74. Laybourn (Köhlers Repository, vol. 3), 1885; p. 266.

Recorded sources : - John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF) 105, Joe Cormier "New England Traditional Fiddling" (various artists){listed as "Jig in Em"}. SLMC 1001, Sandy MacIntyre "Cape Breton...My Land in Music" (c. 1980).

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



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