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Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island


Download links and information about Old Time Scottish Fiddle Music from Cape Breton Island by Joe MacLean. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:01:17 minutes.

Artist: Joe MacLean
Release date: 1998
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:01:17
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No. Title Length
1. Nancy 3:03
2. Inverness Strathspey and Reel/Margaret's Delight/Miss Prowd 4:30
3. Mabou Jig/Orange and Blue/Annie Golletti 4:28
4. The Duke of Fife's Birthday/Green Grow the Rashes-O/Untitled Reel 3:08
5. Memories of Joe Macinnis/Untitled Strathspey/Stephanie Marie Maclean/Foxie Mary 7:46
6. Jig in A/Mrs. MacDonald/Untitled Jig 4:26
7. Bonnie Lass of Headlake/Dancing Strathspey/Traditional Reels 7:27
8. Mr. Abel Banks/The Tweeddale Club/Untitled Reel/Mrs. Campbell of Locknell 5:23
9. Fiddlers Joy/Charlie Hunter/Joe's Favorite 4:32
10. The Headlands March/The Miller of Camersay/Kelvack Strathspey/Untitled Reel/The Old Bog Hole 6:53
11. Kitchen Party Medley 9:41



A wonderfully muscular collection from fiddler Joe MacLean, who combines his raw-toned (and sometimes raw-boned) string work with boxy, simple piano support from Lila Hashem and rhythm support from Peter Dominic, the latter making interesting use of a small drumkit to fit in with the Celtic origins of the music performed by MacLean. This album has its own particular tale of fortune, having been recorded in 1977, but rejected at the time by the notoriously shy MacLean for unspecified reasons. When Rounder was finally able to arrange for its release, an additional cut featuring MacLean and pianist Marie MacLellan, recorded in 1961, was added. Students of traditional Scottish music will find a great deal to enjoy here - aside from his wonderful fiddle playing, MacLean was a notable student of Scots music, making considerable efforts to acquire old manuscripts and numerous sources of music. ~ Steven E. McDonald, Rovi