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SHEGUIANDAH BAY. AKA and see “Perth Waltz.” Canadian, Waltz (3/4 time). Canada, Ontario. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Sheguiandah Bay" ('Sha-gwin-dah') was composed by fiddler and Ontario Provincial Police Officer Don Pettigrew (1939-1999) who was born in Caistor Centre in the Niagara Peninsula. Pettigrew wasinspired by his time stationed in Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands in Ontario. He used to compete in the Perth, Ontario, fiddle contest where he played the tune and where it was picked up by other musicians (hence the alternate title). It is often locally paired with another of Pettrigrew’s waltzes, “Wilhelmine's Rose.”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Fiddler Mary Acocello (1910-2003, Burlington, Washington, born in Montana) [Williams]. Acocello's father was a fiddler, and, according to Stuart Williams, although he was no keen on his children becoming musicians, by the age of 14 she was playing local events with her brother-in-law. She served as president of the Washington Old time Fiddlers Association from 1977-1980.

Printed sources : - Stuart Williams (The Evergreen Fiddler vol. II), 2006; p. 11. Ed Whitcomb (Canadian Fiddle Music vol. 1), 2010; p. 102.

Recorded sources : - KB20M98, Kinnon & Betty Beaton - "Saturday Night Lively" (1998). McLeod Music Productions MMP-20907, Scott Woods - "Road Trip" (2007). Northwest Folklife (cass.), Mary Acocello - "Washington Traditional Fiddlers Project: Volume 1" (1993). WRC4-6500, Glengarry Old Tyme Fiddlers – "Glengarry Old Tyme Fiddler's - 25th Anniversary" (1991).

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

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