This reel is popular in Cape Breton. Written by James Stewart Robinson of Scotland.
This tune can be found in the Cape Breton Fiddlers Collection from Cranford Publications.
2nd A minor setting
This is the tune listed as The Smith’s Burn that Alex Francis MacKay plays on A Lifelong Home. I suspect it is mislabeled. It sounds completely different to my ears. The tune he plays before it in the set has labeling issues as well.
Thumbed through the Athole Collection but did not spy it…the mystery continues. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Put on the Steam
And indeed it is mislabeled. This is called Put on the Steam. Thanks again to Paul Cranford for sending over the music for this. The A.F. MacKay version is different in the second part to what is written, leading me to overlook it. A great tune that will be posted under it’s proper name.
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