Wedding Night Jig (The)

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WEDDING NIGHT JIG, THE. AKA and see "Boc Liath Nan Gobhar" (Grey Buck (The)), "Drive the Cows Home," "Highland Quickstep," "Lass of Kintail," "Loving Black Lad (The)," "Maids of Kintail." Cape Breton, Jig. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A different setting of the tune appears in MacDonald's Gesto Collection of Highland Music (1895) as a quickstep (a pipe march in 6/8 time). Kate Dunlay (1989) says Cape Breton fiddlers frequently use quickstep tunes as jigs.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Sing Out, vol. 34, No. 4 (Fall, 1989); p. 31.

Recorded sources: Celtic 35, Donald MacLellan. Celtic 57, Donald MacLellan – "The Fiddlers of Cape Breton." Celtic CX29, "Scotty" Le Blanc – "The Fiddling French Canadian Scot."

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




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