Scotty’s Favourite jig

Also known as Scotty’s Favorite.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Scotty's Favourite has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Scotty's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EFE G2 A|BcB g2 f|efe B2 d|e3 e2:|
|:f|g3 f2 d|edB B2 B|g3 f2 g|afd def|
gag faf|edB B2 A|GFE FED|E3 E2:|

Eight comments

"Scotty’s Favourite" ~ and his relatives

I suspect like me you’ll find the first four bars as ‘familiar’. I was sure there was more than one tune I’d had ahold of that went that way, but maybe not in the key of E Dorian, so what about A Dorian? I’m not going through every source I have, but just here on site, here are two that have shared genetic makeup:

K: A Dorian

The Brisk Young Lads

Bung In Your Eye

Avoiding the ‘antisceptic’ with regards to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

There were a lot of different folks on that little island, all kinds of people who swung a bow, played music on some instrument, danced and called the dances. The Irish were there too, and they had their influence. One proud Cape Breton bearer of the Irish side of that multi-faceted tradition was the sweet man and fine fiddler Johnny Wilmot:

It takes all sorts to swing a tradition into life…

On the instrumental side of things, the island had pipers, the best I’ve ever heard, because they weren’t into the pib mhor, they were into playing for dance; whisltes; flutes; melodeons ~ I saw my share of these in attics in disrepair ~ so, stretching back into the 1800s, there was much more than what some might limit to fiddle and piano and ‘Scottish’. The Acadiennes were and are into dancing and music making too, as is true too of the Native American Mi’kmaq (Micmac)… And there was a bloke from Lebanon too…

"Scotty’s Favourite" ~ transcribed from the playing of Paddy "Scotty" LeBlanc

page 112

"Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton"
Compiled and edited by Kate Dunlay & David Greenberg
DunGreen Music, Toronto, 1996
ISBN: 0-9680802-0-0

Paddy "Scotty" LeBlanc

Did you miss that? ~ I love it ~ Irish / Scotch / Acadienne

Wrong page for the ‘DunGreen Collection’, it should have read:
page 113

Hey, wouldn’t you know, ‘DUPLICATION!’ ~ for those first two linked to tunes above, and ‘Dafydd’ too… Love it ~ 😉