Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island
CAT # 11661-7024-2
1. Nancy 3:02 2. Iverness Strathspey and Reel/Margaret's Delight/Miss Prowd 4:29 3. Mabou Jig/Orange and Blue/Annie Golletti 4:27 4. The Duke of Fife's Birthday/Green Grow the Rashes-o/Untitled Reel 3:07 5. Memories of Joe MacInnis/Untitled Strathspey;/Stephanie Marie MacLean/Foxie Mary 7:44 6. Jig in A/Mrs. MacDonald/Untitled Jig 4:25 7. Bonnie Lass of Headlake/Dancing Strathspey/Traditional Reels 7:25 8. Mr. Abel Banks/The Tweeddale Club/Untitled Reel/Mrs. Campbell of Locknell 5:22 9. Fiddler's Joy/Charlie Hunter/Joe's Favorite 4:30 10. Headlands March/The Miller of Camersay/Kelvack Strathspey/Untitled Reel/The Old Bog Hole 6:50 11. Kitchen Party Medley 9:42
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Born in 1916, Joseph Walter MacLean was descended from Scottish Highlanders who settled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1817. The labels of his classic 78s read 'Joe MacLean and his Old Time Scotch Music,' an apt description of the thrilling music captured here. These previously unissued 1977 recordings reunite Joe with his long time associates Lila Hashem and Peter Dominic to recapture the melodies that rang through the dance halls of Cape Breton in the `50s. Completing the album is an exciting 1961 recording from a house party with Marie MacLellan on piano.
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