The Chéticamp Jig - by Cape Breton fiddler Elmer Briand
There are two ways given here, the second not dropping below the ‘D’ below the staff, out of consideration for those so limited. It’s a lovely tune either way but I particularly like that stretch from c’ down to A,…
“Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes”
Cranford Publications, 1995 - http://www.cranfordpub.com/
~ another transcription for this tune can be found here, paage 57, tune #197
Damn cut & paste, missed the edit ~ I wouldn’t drop down there then:
~ |1 GFE GFE | C2 e :| ~ taking it here instead ~ | c2 e :|
But while we’re here, I have seen it written down so:
| G3 G3 |1 GFE GFE | C3 :| ~ but personally wouldn’t do that either…not and then make the jump to ‘a’…
Apologies for the screw-up…
I also like this as a waltz, great fun, which I’ll contribute tomorrow…
“Hommage à Elmer Briand” ~ the promised waltz ~
Jig ‘schnapps’ ~
where I might put them, ‘sometimes’ (just now):
measure 2: | c2 a e c2 |
measure 5: | f2 d B A2 |
measure 1: | A C2 E2 A |
measures 13 - 16 (second repeat/ending):
| E2 G B c2 | d3 f2 a | g2 f/e/ d2 c/B/ | A3 ||
Dances Down Home, Cheticamp?
There is an error on the title list of The Dances Down Home album (Joseph Cormier) : instead of The Cheticamp Jig, the actual track #8 is another jig, Clay Pipe, an vice versa. On the same CD published by Rounder you can find the Cheticamp Jig opening a set of jigs on the track #12. On the same track, instead of the Traditional Jig you find the Champion Jig : big mistakes on that CD cover!!!
"Joe Cormier: Dances Down Home"
"Several errors can be found on the track list of this CD. Be carefull. The actual list that is given on our favorite web site : The Session, is correct ‘though! Thanks!"
# Posted on April 2nd 2007 by grestch
Whew! You had me worried. I went to make reparations but I see you were there and it’s OK on site here… :-/
“The Chéticamp Jig” ~ arises in discussion here:
2:53 - 3:59 ~
T: Cheticamp, The
C: Elmer Briand
S: The Barra MacNeils, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
d’2 b f2 d | B3- BFD | B,DF Bdb | a3 aba |
g2 e c2 B | A3 AcB |[1 AGF AGF | D3 DFB :|[2 AGF FGA | B3 BFD ||
|: B2 D F2 B2 | d3 B2 F | dBF dBd | c3 cAG |
F2 A c2 d | e3 g2 b | agf edc |[1 d3 dBF :|[2 B3 B |]
Played at the Pembroke Fiddle Festival
You can here this jig being played at 3:39.
Thanks for the Pembroke video, Tate.
There are so many people I recognize playing here in this session!