Crystal Clear

By Jerry Holland

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  1. The Dandy
    The Black Rogue
    Lakeview Drive
  2. Glasgow Strathspey And Reel Society
    Mrs Greig’s
    Pottinger’s
    A Winston Tune
    Inverness Lasses
  3. The First Of Spring
    Cooley’s
  4. Katie Ann Cameron
    Stan Chapman’s
    Father Hanley’s
  5. A Walk Through The Ruins
  6. Christy Campbell’s
    Anthony Murray’s
    Bridge Of Bamore
    Arrochar Bridge
  7. The Blackthorn
    The Braes Of Marr
    John Allan Cameron’s
    Wild Alf McConnell
  8. Sean Maguire’s Style
    The Palm Tree
  9. Killravock’s
    Munlochy Bridge
    Green Grow The Rushes
    Heather Hill
    Mourne Mountains
  10. January 16th
    Francis Aucoin
    Rannie MacLellan
  11. The Laird Of Bemerside
    MacBeth’s
    Sandy Cameron’s
    The Musical Chisholm Household
    House Hunting
  12. Larry Reynold’s Fancy
    Francis Xavier Kennedy MacDonald
    The Royal Circus
  13. Dr. Shaw
    Dougie And Johnny
    The Southwest Fiddler
  14. Moldadh Maureen Nic Coinnich
    Tom Dey
    The Mortgage Burn
    Kentucky Mandolin
  15. A.J. And Jeanette Beaton’s
    The Bee’s Knees
    The Piano Summit
  16. Margaret And Archie Neil
  17. J.O. Forbes Of Corse
    Grant’s
    Charlie Hardie
  18. Falcon Bigney
    Kinnon Beaton
    Little House Under The Hill
  19. Merry Miss Mary B.
    Fin Fever
    Johnena’s Fine Mincemeat Pie
  20. Meeting Gigi
    Minnie Adam’s House

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A fiddler’s delight - unaccompanied fiddle ringing perfectly without enhancement or backup instrumentation. There’s a lot of Scottish / Cape Breton tunes interwoven with Irish and Jerry’s own compositions, to great effect. Worth a listen, no matter what your instrument.

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Compositions: 18 tunes listed as ‘trad’ + 44 known composers

C: Jerry Holland = 18 out of 62 tunes:

1. ) jigs: "The Dandy" (JH1) / ~ / "Lakeview Drive" (JH2)
4. ) jigs: "Katie Ann Cameron" (JH2) / "Stan Chapman’s Jig" (JH1) / ~
7. ) strathspeys & reels: ~ / ~ / "John Allen Cameron’s Reel" (JH1) / "Wild Alf McConnell" (JH2)
10. ) jigs: "January 16th" (JH2) / ~ / "Rannie MacLellan" (JH2)
11. ) slow air, strathspeys & reels: ~ / ~ / ~ / "The Musical Chisholm Household" (JH2) / "House Hunting" (JH2)
12. ) jigs: "Larry Reynolds’ Fancy" (JH2) / ~ / ~
13. ) strathspey & reels: ~ / "Dougie and Johnny" (JH2) / "The Southwest Fiddler" (JH2)
16. ) waltz: "Margaret and Archie Neil" (JH2)
18. ) jigs: "Falcon Bigney" (JH2) / "Kinnon Beaton" (JH2) / ~
19. ) strathspey & reels: ~ / ~ / "Johnena’s Fine Mincemeat Pie" (JH2)
20. ) reels: "Meeting Gigi" (JH2) / ~

Other known composers = 26 out of 62 tunes:

C: Angus Fitchet
2. ) strathspeys & reels: "Glasgow Strathspey and Reel Society" (JH2) / ~ / ~ / ~ / ~

C: Tom Anderson
2. ) strathspeys & reels: ~ / ~ / "Pottinger’s" (JH2) / ~ / ~

C: Eddie Poirier
3. ) hornpipes: "The First of Spring" (JH2) / ~

C: Paddy O’Brien
3. ) hornpipes: ~ / "Cooley’s Hornpipe" (JH2)

C: Tommy Sullivan
4. ) jigs: ~ / ~ / "Father Hanley’s Jig" (JH2)

C: Paul Cranford
5. ) air: "A Walk Through the Ruins" (LC)
19. ) strathspey & reels: ~ / "Fin Fever" (LC) / ~

C: Brendan Mulvihill
8. ) hornpipe & reel: "Sean Maguire’s Style" (JH1) / ~

C: Billy McComiskey
8. ) hornpipe & reel: ~ / "The Palm Tree" (JH2)

C: Dan R. MacDonald
9. ) strathspeys & reels: ~ / ~ / ~ / "Heather Hill" (HH / WF) / ~

C: Howie MacDonald
10. ) jigs: ~ / "Francis Aucoin" (JH2) / ~

C: Scott Skinner
11. ) slow air, strathspeys & reels: "The Laird of Bermerside" (JH2) / ~ / "Sandy Cameron’s" (JH2) / ~ / ~
13. ) strathspey & reels: "Dr. Shaw" (JH2) / ~ / ~
14. ) march, strathspey & reels: ~ / "Tom Dey" (JH2) / ~ / ~
17. ) marching air & reels: ~ / ~ / "Charlie Hardie" (WF)

C: David Greenberg
12. ) jigs: ~ / "Francis Xavier Kennedy MacDonald" (JH2) / ~
19. ) strathspey & reels: "Merry Miss Mary B." (JH2) / ~ / ~

C: John MacLean
14. ) march, strathspey & reels: "Moladh Maureen Nic Coinnich" (JH2) / ~ / ~ / ~

C: Gordon MacLean
14. ) march, strathspey & reels: ~ / ~ / "The Mortgage Burn" (LC) / ~

C: John Morris Rankin
14. ) march, strathspey & reels: ~ / ~ / ~ / "Kentucky Mandolin" (JH2)

C: Doug MacPhee
15. ) jigs: "A.J. and Jeanette Beaton’s" (JH2) / ~ / "The Piano Summit" (JH2)

C: Robert Stubbert
15. ) jigs: ~ / "The Bees Knees" (BS) / ~

C: Peter Milne
17. ) marching air & reels: "J.O. Forbes of Corse" (WF) / ~ / ~

C: Scott MacMillan
20. ) reels: ~ / "Minnie Adams’ House" (JH2)


Compositions in print:

JH1 - "Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
JH2 - "Jerry Holland: The Second Collection"
BS - "Brenda Stubbert’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
LC - "The Lighthouse Collection"
WF - "Winston Fitzgerald: A Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
HH - "The Heather Hill Collection: The Music of Dan R. MacDonald"

Cranford Publications - http://www.cranfordpub.com/

"unaccompanied fiddle ringing perfectly without enhancement or backup instrumentation" ~ as drone said 7 years ago ~ a pleasure, ‘crystal clear’…