West Point Jig

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WEST POINT JIG. AKA and see “Kent County Jig.” Canadian, Jig. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Perlman (1996) believes this is probably a Cape Breton jig, however, it was once popular throughout Prince Edward Island, especially as a vehicle for the quadrille. Like the "West Point Reel" it may have been named for the coastal Prince County village of West Point.

Source for notated version: Johnny Joe & Foncey Chaisson (b. 1918 & 1929, Souris, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 131.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Hear versions of the tune played by PEI fiddlers at Bowing Down Home [1]




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