The Cadgers reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Cadgers has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Cadgers
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Aeed edBG | Aeed B2GB | Aeed efge | dedB cBAG :|
A2 EA | ABcB | AEEA c2Bc | A2 EA ABce | dedB cBAG |
A2 EA | ABcB | AEEA c2Bc | dgfg efgf | (3eee eg edBG ||
# Added by DomW .
X: 2
T: The Cadgers
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:Aeed edBG | Aeed B2GB | Aeed efge | dedB cBAG |
Aeed edBG | Aeed B2 (3GAB | Aeed efge | dedB cBAG ||
|:A2 EA | ABcB | AEEA c2Bc | A2 EA ABce | dedB cBAG |
A2 EA | ABcB | AEEA c2Bc | dgfg efga | e3g edBG ||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Cadgers

Middle tune from the Night in Nanchang set in the new Lunasa album Cas
reported to be "traditional", though I can’t find anything of this name (or that resembles it)

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Re: The Cadgers

There is a Scottish Country Dance called "Cadgers in the Canongate", but no idea what tunes they use for it, or whether it relates in any way to the tune above: the dance is a 48-bar reel. Several YouTubes of people dancing it, and full instructions for the dance online, but no tune names mentioned.
The Canongate is the lower part of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, and "cadgers" were people hired to transport and deliver goods.
And there is also an Edinburgh ceilidh band called The Canongate Cadjers (with a j!)

Re: The Cadgers

Very interesting, Trish, hooray for E’burgh cadgers.

Re: The Cadgers

Trish, there is a tune called "Cadgers of the Canongate" which is used for the dance. A conglomerate of the Easy Club/Ossian groups recorded it on an album called ‘Fergusson’s Auld Reekie’ in 1981.

Re: The Cadgers

The Scottish dance, Cadgers in the Cannongate is old. Stan Hamilton recorded it in the 1950’s but he did not use the suggested tune. Instead he used John McNeil’s Reel by Peter Milne and it sold the dance. The tune emigrated and became Big John McNeil, or just Big John. It also changed a couple of upward runs so if 2 of you play together you get parallel 2nds. Quite clashing. The Scots play the original version but here they play the altered one. Personally I find the original easier.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA

Re: The Cadgers

Thanks Sylvia, but it IS Canongate - nothing to do with military weapons (cannons), but the monks (canons) who used to live there!