Way to Judique (The)
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WAY TO JUDIQUE, THE. AKA - “Judique Jig (1).” Canadian, Jig. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’ (Perlman): AA’BB’ (Cranford, Dunlay & Greeberg). Named for the town of Judique, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The first tune of Winston Fitzgerald’s “Judique Jig Medley” (and so it is sometimes known as “The Judique Jig”). The tune was untitled, so Dunlay & Greenberg gave it the title “Way to Judique” to differentiate it from the “Judique Jig (2)” they gave to the second tune in the medley, composed by Winston Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald learned the tune from Angus Chisholm who may have been responsible for composing or arranging the tune, believes John Donald Cameron (Dunlay & Greenberg). John Campbell, however, remembers his father playing a four-part jig of which “The Way to Judique” is the middle two turns.
Source for notated version: Angus Chisholm (Margaree Forks, Cape Breton) via Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford, Dunlay & Greenberg]; Andrew Jones (b. 1918, Roseville, West Prince County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Pleasant View) [Perlman].
Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 178, p. 71. Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 104.
Recorded sources: ACC-4925, Tara Lynne Touesnard - “Heritage” (1988. Appears as “Judique Jig”). Arc 527, Joe MacIsaac - “The Sound of Cape Breton.” Audat 477-9010, Lee Creemo - “And the Eastern Variation” (appears as “Judique Jig”). Celtic CX 041, CX1, Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald. Rounder 7007, Graham Townsend (Ontario) - “Classics of Irish, Scottish... Fiddling.”