Alex Gillis & Mary Jessie Gillis, 1960 - home tape - reference recording
Addenda - This tune was inadvertantly left out of the printed/published edition of Cape Breton Scottish Collection and will be added to a future digital edition of that book.
First published in 1773 by the composer, Edinburgh music teacher Daniel Dow. a composer of many tunes which became classics, in his day Dow was known to play and teach fiddle, guitar and flute. His book presented this jig in Bb for the fiddle and in D for the flute. On an early home tape of Cape Breton fiddler Alex Gillis it was performed in the key of G. (the same Alex Gillis who recorded many 78 discs with the Inverness Seranaders in the 1930s).
last update 1/25/15