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WATER IN THE SEA (THE). Canadian, Polka (2/4 time). Canada, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The possible title for a tune listed as "Traditional Tune" in Dunlay and Reich who say, "Although the tune was played by fiddlers in the Mabou area it does not sound like a typical Cape Breton tune."

Source for notated version: Duncan MacQuarrie via Mary (Beaton) MacDonald (Cape Breton) [Dunlay and Reich, Dunlay & Greenberg].

Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 102. Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 65.

Recorded sources: 02 50399, Dave MacIssac - “Nimble Fingers” (1995. Learned from his father, Alex Dan MacIssac).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
See/hear the tune played by Darol Anger, Brittany Haas, et al at Celtic Colors on youtube.com [2] (2nd tune in set).




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