Cuairt Donnchaidh Do'n Mheinn Guail
CUAIRT DONNCHAIDH DO'N MHEINN GUAIL (Duncan's Trip to the Coal Mines). Cape Breton, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The 'coal mines' of the title are probably Cape Breton's Mabou Coal Mines. The tune resembles "Lady Elizabeth Lindsay," composed by Nathanial Gow (1763-1831) in the key of B Flat (as printed in MacDonald's Skye Collection).
Source for notated version: John Campbell [Dunlay and Reich].
Printed source: Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; p. 30.
Recorded source: Rounder 7009, Doug MacPhee- "Cape Breton Piano." Cape Breton's Music Tape CX 35, Donald MacLellan (Celtic 35). JC 124, John Campbell- "Cape Breton Violin" (as "Traditional Strathspey").
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