Sandy Beaton’s slide

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X: 1
T: Sandy Beaton's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2 G | A2 F A2 d f2 d A2 d | cec ABc dcB AFG |
A2 F A2 d f2 d A3 | cec ABc d3 :|
|: e2 f | g2 d B2 g f2 d A2 f | ecA Ace dcB AF/G/A |
g2 d B2 g f2 d A3 | ecA gfe d3 :|

Eleven comments

"Sandy Beaton’s Jig" ~ another composition by Donald Angus Beaton

A recent submission of one of Donald’s comps, "Trip to Toronto", reminded me of this curiosity. IT’s one I quite like, but it also has its niggles as there are very common elements in it that can be found elsewhere, for two examples ~

"The Saint Lawrence Jig"
Submitted on October 26th 2002 by Trevor Jennings.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1081

"The Rideau Lake Jig"
Submitted on September 11th 2007 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7698

I took to it right away, but there are some influences that have me playing it possibly more along the lines of a Sliabh Luachra slide. For comparison here’s the transcription from the collection "Donald Angus Beaton’s Cape Breton Scottish Violin Music", tune #36:


X: 2
T: Sandy Beaton’s Jig
C: Donald Angus Beaton, 1912 - 1982
B: "Donald Angus Beaton’s Cape Breton Scottish Violin Music", tune #36
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: jig, single
K: DMaj
|: FG |\
A2 F A2 d | f2 d B2 d | cec Ace | dfd AFG |
A2 F A2 d | f2 d B2 d | cBA gfe | d3 d :|
|: ef |\
g2 d B2 g | f2 d A2 f | ecA Ace | dfd AFA |
g2 d B2 g | f2 d A2 f | ecA gfe | d3 d :|

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique, Nova Scotia
http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/

Introduction to the Donald Angus Beaton Project
http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/collections/dab/index.htm

Welcome to Mabou: The Life and Music of Donald Angus Beaton
Biography: http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/collections/dab/bio.htm
Compositions by Donald Angus Beaton
http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/collections/dab/compositions.htm

"Sandy Beaton’s Jig" ~ includes sheet music, but no recordings so far…

"Sandy Beaton’s Jig" ~ possibilities with lead-ins & endings

|: F2 G | - - - | cec ABc d3 :| & |: e2 f | - - - | cec ABc d3 :|

|: FG | - - - | d3 d :| & |: ef | - - - | d3- d :|

|: F/G/ | - - - | cec ABc d3 d2 :| & |: e/f/ | - - - | cec ABc d3- d2 :|

"The Saint Lawrence Jig" v "Sandy Beaton’s Jig" ~ making the comparison

K: DMaj

A-parts:
T: Saint Lawrence
|: B |\
ABA FAd f2 d A2 d | c2 B G2 B B2 A F2 G |
ABA FAd f2 d A2 d | cec ABc d3 d2 :|
T: Sandy Beaton’s
|: F2 G |\
A2 F A2 d f2 d A2 d | cec ABc dcB AFG |
A2 F A2 d f2 d A2 d | cec ABc d3 :|

B-parts:
T: Saint Lawrence
|: e2 f |\
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | cec ABc dcB A2 f |
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | cec ABc d3 :|
T: Sandy Beaton’s
|: f |\
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | d2 c cBc edB A2 f |
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | d2 c cBc d3 d2 :|

Chicken or the egg? πŸ˜€

B-part by the book - T: Sandy Beaton’s
|: ef |\
g2 d B2 g f2 d A2 f | ecA Ace dfd AFA |
g2 d B2 g f2 d A2 f | ecA gfe d3 d :|

T: Sandy Beaton’s
|: e2 f |\
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | cec ABc dcB A2 f |
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | cec ABc d3 :|

B-part by the book - T: Sandy Beaton’s
|: ef |\
g2 d B2 g f2 d A2 f | ecA Ace dfd AFA |
g2 d B2 g f2 d A2 f | ecA gfe d3 d :|

I think I’ll adjust the original take to coincide more with Donald’s composition, as that is what it is entered as here. Since I’m doing that, here’s my take on it as I remember playing it, but obviously under those other influences ~

X: 1
T: Sandy Beaton’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: F2 G |\
A2 F A2 d f2 d A2 d | cec ABc dcB AFG |
A2 F A2 d f2 d A2 d | cec ABc d3 :|
|: e2 f |\
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | cec ABc dcB A2 f |
a2 g B2 g g2 f A2 d | cec ABc d3 :|

As I realize doing this that we also played "The St. Lawrence Jig" a hell of a lot of dances way back when, so that influence is undeniable as I make comparisons with both. We also played "Sandy Beaton’s Jig" while resident on Cape Breton Island. So, backing up a bit and making adjustments, compromises. πŸ˜‰

I should have looked through my old notes… πŸ˜€

"Sandy Beaton’s Jig" ~ My notes from the 80s!

" ~ a direct steal from an Irish slide. 1st part is also identical to a Mike McDougall tune…"

Now I’ve got to find ‘which’ Mike MacDougall tune I was on about? 😏

COMPOSER’S WEEK!?! ~ Donald Angus Beaton

Where are you Nigel? This has kind of started up on its own, but I had another single jig of his I was going to add and then realized, since Tate started this on the 28th by adding "Trip to Toronto", why not do another Composer’s Week? I know, we skipped the 29th, but I can easily make up for that if some others add any tunes of Donald’s they like. He has a variety to his name, and many find regular play on Cape Breton Island, and I’d be surprised if none have made it into sessions in Scotland ~ strathspeys, reels, jigs, marches, a clog and a lament.

I hope I’m not going to be alone with Tate in giving this nod of respect for Donald Angus Beaton and the Beaton clan… πŸ™‚