A Lifelong Home (An Dachaidh Dha Mo Shaoghal)

Alex Francis MacKay

A Lifelong Home An Dachaidh Dha Mo Shaoghal
  • CAT # 11661-7020-2

    1. Introduction/Rosin The Bow (1956) 2:38
    2. Duke of Athole 6:36
    3. Earl Grey 5:11
    4. Lady Mary Ramsay 8:25
    5. Highland Society 7:14
    6. McGlashan Jig 2:46
    7. Coilsfield House 8:01
    8. Christy's Quickstep 4:13
    9. Craigaillichie Bridge 4:50
    10. Welcome to Your Feet 5:28
    11. Mrs. Garden of Troup 3:28
    12. Double Kisses 5:46
    13. Dunkeld Hermitage 4:26
    14. Jenny Carouthers 6:14

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Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia is the home of one of the great fiddle traditions in North America, and Alex Francis MacKay's sound, rich in Gaelic accent, is truly unique in the world of fiddle music. This sound is an expression of an older world -- a world of Gaelic language and mouth music; Clydesdale work horses and cows with Gaelic names; itinerant fiddlers and dance pipers; and long hard days of farm work followed by evenings of endless streams of strathspeys and reels. Over 75 minutes of music, the 14 titles listed actually embrace some 76 distinct jigs, reels, airs, marches and strathspeys. A full listing is provided in the booklet.

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