Wake Up to Cape Breton

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WAKE UP TO CAPE BRETON. Canadian, Canada, Cape Breton. E Mixolydian (‘A’ part) & E Dorian (‘B’ part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. The tune was composed in 1992 by Cape Breton fiddler Brenda Stubbert in honor of Sydney's Oldies 950 "Wake up to Cape Breton," where radio host-producer Jack Alexander Bonaparte (1973-2006) played music for two hours every Sunday morning. The reel has gathered some currency in modern Cape Breton sessions.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 150, p. 57. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 217.

Recorded sources: Jerry Holland – “Fiddler’s Choice” [1] (1998). Brenda Stubbert - "Some Tasty Tunes" (1999). Mac Morin - "Mac Morin."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [3]
Hear the tune played by Brenda Stubbert [4]
See/hear versions on youtube.com [5]
See standard notation at Cranford Publications site [6] and Maine Pipes and Fiddle [7]




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