Cuairt Donnchaidh Do'n Mheinn Guail

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 Theme code Index    5316L 5L3L5L1L
 Also known as    Duncan's Trip to the Coal Mines
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Kate Dunlay & David Reich
 Book/Manuscript title    Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music of Cape Breton
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 30
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1986
 Artist    Donald MacLellan
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Cape Breton's Music Tape CX 35 (Celtic 35)
 Year recorded    c. 1950's
 Media    
 Score   ()   


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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