Bridge of Bamore (The)
BRIDGE OF BAMORE, THE. Scottish (originally), Canadian; Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Major. Standard or AEae (Cape Breton) tunings (fiddle). AAB (Dunlay & Greenberg, Stewart-Robertson): AA'B (Perlman). The tune is frequently played in raised or 'high' bass tuning on Cape Breton. See notes under "High Bass Reel."
Sources for notated versions: Mary MacDonald (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg]; George MacPhee (b. 1941, Monticello, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].
Printed sources: Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton), 1996; p. 135. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 94. Stewart-Robertson (Athole Collection), 1884; p. 3.
Recorded sources: ACC-4968, Kinnon Beaton - "A Sprig of Ivy" (1989). CLM 1001, Carl MacKenzie - "And his Sound is Cape Breton" (1981). Overton 1829-I-LM 88, Dwayne Cote - "Introduction" (1992). Rounder 7012, Winnie Chafe - "Highland Memories of Cape Breton" (1979). Rounder RO7023, Natalie MacMaster - "No Boundaries" (1996. Learned from her uncle, Buddy MacMaster). Rounder Records , John L. MacDonald - "Formerly of Foot Cape Road: Scottish Fiddle Music in the Classic Inverness County Style" (2005).
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