Faithful / Kiss the Lass
Ye Love Best / lggie & Squiggie
/ Molly Rankins Reel This medley was learned from
the playing of the wonderful Cape
Breton fiddler Jerry Holland who
also penned a couple of the tunes.
The last reel was composed by John
Morris Rankin from Mabou in Cape
in the Kitchen / Miss Drummond
of Perth / High Road to Linton
/ The Easy Club / Deil mang
the Tailors / The Mason's
Apron (Alasdair Fraser) One of my favorite opening
medleys to have a bit of fun
with at concerts...
of Huntly / Millers Reel A fine rousing strathspey
by William Marshall, one of Scotlands
foremost 18th-century fiddler/composers,
followed by a 'good-going' reel
by Zeke Backus.
Cave (Alasdair Fraser, Pate
Thomson)/Skyedance Reels This air has been a favorite
of our group for a few years.
Is the Rose (Sally Ashcraft,
Jerry Alien, Janette Duncan) The melody here will be recognized
as that of the well-known song. "The
Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch
Lomond," but the words come from
the Irish tradition.
the Moor, amang the Heather This air and variation is
typical of the more romantic
19th-century side of the repertoire
Rant /Hughie Shorties Reel I learned the "Mull Rant" while
recording with flutist extraordinaire
Chris Norman, and subsequently
taught it at one of our Valley
of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School
sessions. The reel, written by
Johnny Wilmot of Cape Breton,
has a delightful twist near the
Sailor's Wife/Lads of Dunn
Lodge (Alasdair Fraser, Peter
van Gorder) The two jigs in the previous
cut and this reel are from the
rich 18th-century repertoire
Ye Sleeping Maggie? (Rod
Cameron) An old song by Robert Tannahill
Jig/Old Dutch Churn/Cape
North Jig "Fraser's Jig" is by Dan
Broke da Prison Door / Donald
Blue / Sleep Soond Ida Moamin
/ Lasses Trust in Providence
/ Boannie Isle o' Whalsey These
are tunes from the Shetland Islands.
A fiddler named Jack Goudie wrote
the autobiographical "Jack Broke
da Prison Door."