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
 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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