Cape Breton’s Own jig

Cape Breton's Own has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Cape Breton's Own
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: c3 B3 | Acf afc | Bce gfe | fag fed |
c3 B3 | Acf afc | Bce gfe |[1 fcA F3 :|[2 fcA f2 e ||
|: d2 e fed | ade fed | e^cA ABA | Aba gfe |
d2 e fed | ade fed |[1 ^cBA bag | fd^c d3 :|[2 aba gfe | fag fed |]
2
X: 2
T: Cape Breton's Own
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d3 c3 | Bdg bgd | cdf agf | gba gfe |
d3 c3 | Bdg bgd | cdf agf |[1 gdB G3 :|[2 gdB g3 f ||
|: e2 f gfe | bef gfe | f^dB BcB | Bc’b agf |
e2 f gfe | bef gfe |[1 ^dcB c’ba | ge^d e3 :|[2 bc’b agf | g/f/ba gfe |]
3
X: 3
T: Cape Breton's Own
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: B |\
A3 G3 | FAd fdA | GAc edc | dfe dcB |
A3 G3 | FAd fdA | GAc edc | dAF D2 :|
|: F |\
B2 c dcB | fBc dcB | c^AF FGF | fgf edc |
B2 c dcB | fBc dcB |[1 c^AF gfe | dB^A B2 :|[2 fgf edc | dfe dc |]
4
X: 4
T: Cape Breton's Own
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
F/A/>B/ | cFd BFc | Acf afc | Bce gfe | fag fed |
cFd BFc | Acf afc | Bce gfe |1,2,3 fcA F2 :|4 fcA f2 e ||
|: d>ed/d/ fed | ade fed | e^cA ABA | Aba gfe |
d2 e fed | ade fed |1 ^cBA bag | fd^c de/f/e :|[2 aba gfe | fag fed ||
cFd BFc | Acf afc | Bce gfe | fag fed |
cFd BFc | Acf afc | Bce gfe |1 fcA F2 :|2 fcA F2 |]

Eleven comments

The devil made me do it…

Yeah, curious, the ‘A’ part of this one and the ‘B’ part of ‘The Champion’. I’m curious where they both originate from, who’s playing. Now for a little source searching. I like these kind of cross fertilization, and even ‘the chicken or the egg’ side of it. I’ve actually played both tunes, but not together, and I hadn’t made the connection back then, less analytical in my ‘youth’ I guess… I’ll return with what ever I find, if I do find anything.

Thanks for adding the link…

What’s even curioser is that both tunes were played by that excellent Cape Breton dance fiddler Winston ‘Scotty’ Fitzgerald…

They are close enough to let Jeremy know. He can decide whether or not to ‘consolidate’…

I hope he keeps them as separate posts.

Posted .

"Cape Breton’s Own" ~ K: G Major (also fingering for a C flute/whistle)

K: G Major
|: d3 c3 | Bdg bgd | cdf agf | gba gfe |
d3 c3 | Bdg bgd | cdf agf |1 gdB G3 :|2 gdB g3 f ||
|: e2 f gfe | bef gfe | f^dB BcB | Bc’b agf |
e2 f gfe | bef gfe |1 ^dcB c’ba | ge^d e3 :|2 bc’b agf | g/f/ba gfe ||

"Cape Breton’s Own" ~ K: D Major

X: 3
T: Cape Breton’s Own
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: B |\
A3 G3 | FAd fdA | GAc edc | dfe dcB |
A3 G3 | FAd fdA | GAc edc | dAF D2 :|
|: F |\
B2 c dcB | fBc dcB | c^AF FGF | fgf edc |
B2 c dcB | fBc dcB |[1 c^AF gfe | dB^A B2 :|[2 fgf edc | dfe dc |]

Re: Cape Breton’s Own

Ceolachan, I just had a look through Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index for this tune, and could not find it. There is only one recording of a jig remotely similar played by Fitzgerald, which he calls the Champion, and it’s played in F/Dmin. Additionally, nowhere in the various recordings of the Champion I found was the name "Cape Breton’s Own" listed. Upon searching for this name in the broader database, nothing turned up. And there are no recordings listed on the present page on this site, either.

Would you (or anyone else familiar with this) care to enlighten me? Thanks!

Cape Breton’s Own, X:4

I don’t know this tune and, like the others, I think it’s "The Champion Jig" as Winston Fitzgerald played it. I did come across the tune under the title "Cape Breton’s Own" on an album by box player Sean O’Brien called "Irish Dance Solos: Heavy Jigs, Vol. 2’ which is near ceolachan’s setting above. Like Daniel, I would be interested in more of a background on C’s version, if his memory is up to it.