Tate’s one hundred and sixty-three comments

  • Dan R.’s Favourite

    I learned this tune from Andrea Beaton. She called it Dan R.'s Favourite. Great tune with a tricky but fun second part. more…

  • The Hurricane, X:3

    This is a mix between the Beaton and MacMaster version. Learned from Andrea Beaton. more…

  • The Road To Errogie, X:6

    Here is a cross between the version they play at Leahy Camp and what Andrea Beaton taught me. Andrea and I primarily play it in B major, but at Leahy, they play it in A, Bb, and B, one right after another. more…

  • Gan Ainm

    I learned this off of Ashley MacIsaac. He calls it the Chorus Jig, but I believe that name is already taken. A dandy little tune, it is great for burning up the floor. more…

  • River Bend, X:2

    Here with the chords and ornamentation. more…

  • Lochiel’s Rant

    A tune popular with older Cape Breton fiddlers. Very, very old. Author unknown. As learned from Andrea Beaton. more…

  • Miss McLeod’s, X:20

    Here is a Cape Breton-ish version, in the key it gets played in here in Canada. Slurs are added, as I wrote it out for a student. more…

  • Duke Of Athole

    A very popular Cape Breton strathspey. Author unknown. more…

  • In Canada, this tune is played in the key of A in started situations, although at Leahy Camp during both the pub session and the Grand Jam, it was played in A, then Bb, then finishing in B. more…

  • High Bass and Low Bass

    Actually, Gallopede, most Capers will just tune them up when then want to play a set in High Bass, then back down once they're done. That's the way I've always seen it. more…