White Crow (1) (The)
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WHITE CROW, THE. AKA - "Time to Go." Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (more often played as a two part reel). The reel was recorded by Alex Gillis and the Inverness Serenaders on 78 RPM.
Source for notated version: David MacIssac, who learned from the playing of Donald MacLellan (Cape Breton), who believes he obtained the tune from one of the mid-19th century collections published by Elias Howe [Dunlay and Reich].
Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; p. 67. Dunlay & Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 67.
Recorded sources: UCCBP 1007 (University College of Cape Breton), David MacIssac "Celtic Music of Cape Breton, vol. 1" (Various artists). Decca 14006 (78 RPM), Alex Gillis and Alcide Aucoin/The Inverness Serenaders (c. 1930's. Appears as "Time To Go"). Cape Breton's Magazine Tape, Mike MacDougall "Mike MacDougall's Tape For Fr. Hector.” WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac – “That’s What You Get” (1997?). Donald Angus Beaton - "Live at the House" (home recordings from the 1970's).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index