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MAA - MAB
M 4 T RANCH, THE. Canadian, Hornpipe. Canada, Cape Breton. E
Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by
M. AIMÉ GAGNON. French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AAA’BB’. A ‘crooked’ tune. Source for notated version: fiddler Aimé Gagnon (Lotbinière, Québec) [Remon & Bouchard]. Remon & Bouchard (25 Crooked Tunes, Vol. 1: Québec Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1996; No. 15.
M. J. RYAN’S. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Source for notated version: flute player M. J. Ryan (Co. Sligo) [Breathnach]. Breathnach (CRE II), 1976; No. 142, pg. 76 (appears as “Gan anim/Untitled”).
M. MARC PERREAULT. AKA – “Air de Marc Perreault.” French-Canadian, Reel. A Major. AEae tuning.
AABB. A ‘crooked’ tune—the ‘B’ part has an extra beat. Source for notated
version: Marc Perreault (Abitibi region, 300 miles northwest of
MA BLONDE EST PARTIE (My Blonde is Gone). AKA and see "Jol(i)e Blonde," "Jole Blon." Cajun, Waltz.
MA CHÈRE 'TITE FILLE (My Dear Little Girl). AKA - "La Valse de la Rosa" (
MA COMPAGNE. French-Canadian, Waltz. D Major. Standard tuning. AA'BB'A". Source for notated version: French-Canadian button accordion player Philippe Bruneau (Quebec) [Begin]. Begin (Philippe Bruneau), 1993; No. 16, pg. 26.
MA FERGUSON. Old-Time, Breakdown. A version of “Duck River,” and part of the larger “Dubuque” tune family. Moses Bonner, who recorded the tune in the 1920’s, was a fiddler from Fort Worth, Texas, although he was born in Alabama. Victor 19669 (78 RPM), Moses J. Bonner (1925).
MA JOLIE PETITE FILLE. Cajun. USA, La. Decca 17058 (78 RPM), Leo Soileau's Four Aces, 1938.
MA MA COME LETS DANCE. Swedish, Norwegian; Waltz. D Major. Standard tuning. AA’BB’CC. Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 279, pg. 82.
MA McNULTY'S SCHOTTISCHE . Irish, Schottishe (4/4 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning. AABB'. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 282, pg. 158.
MA McNULTY'S SCHOTTISHE . Irish, Schottishe (4/4 time). A Minor. Standard tuning. AA'BB'. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No.283, pg. 159.
MA PUT YOUR KETTLE ON. Old-Time. Low-D tuning. Shanachie 6040, Gerry Milnes & Lorraine Lee Hammond – “Hell Up Coal Holler” (1999. Learned from Randolph County, W. Va. fiddler Woody Simmons, who himself had it from Edden Hammons).
MAAM CROSS. Irish, Jig. A Minor (‘A’ part) & A Major (‘B’ part). Standard. AABB. Composed by Falmouth, Massachusetts, writer and banjo player Bill Black.
T: Maam Cross
C: © B.Black
E | ABc AEE | dcB A^GE | FED ^GBB | dcB e^gg |
a^ga fed | Bdf ecA | B^GB AFD | E^GB A2 :|
e | aga fdf | ece dcB | Ace aga | fBB Bce |
aga fdf | ece dcB | AFF Edc | BAG A2 :|
MAAS. Shetland, Slow Air (4/4 time). A Minor. Standard. AA'BB. "'Maas' is my description of the flight of the Fulmar petrel, called the Maaly in Shetland. Maas is a sort of name for all gull types of bird in Shetland. The last bar is where the bird lands on its rock near the nest. 'Wheels down, Wings folded,' says to me 'You can't do that.'" (Anderson). Composed by Shetland fiddler, collector, composer and teacher Tom Anderson, 1974. Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 115, pg. 207. Anderson (Ringing Strings), 1983; pg. 86.
Glory to the Meetinghouse and glory to the stable,
Glory to the little girl that they call Mable.
Love it is a an awful thing and beauty is a blossum,
If you want your finger bit just poke it at a 'possum.
Rounder CD0262, Mike Seeger - "Fresh Oldtime String Band Music" (1988. Learned from a 1939 recording by Elmo Newcomer, Pipe Creek, Texas, recorded by John and Rudy Lomax for the Library of Congress).
MABEL HENRY'S FLING. American, Reel. D Major. Standard. AABB. Source for notated version: Jehile Kirkhuff (Pa.) [Phillips]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), 1994; pg. 148.
MABEL'S FANCY. Old‑Time, Breakdown. USA, Pa. A Major. Standard. AABB. Source for notated version: Jehile Kirkhuff (Montrose, Pa.) [Christeson]. R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, Vol. 2), 1984; pg. 7.
MABLE/MABEL KELLY (Maible Ni Cheallaigh). Irish, Air or Planxty (3/4 time). D Dorian. Standard. AB. Thought to have been one of the compositions of blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670‑1738), it is one of seven airs he composed for people named Kelly. It was recorded by the Belfast Northern Star of July 15, 1792, as having been played by one of ten Irish harp masters at the last great convocation of ancient Irish harpers, the Belfast Harp Festival, held that week. A song as well as an air, it was probably composed in honor of the only daughter and heiress of Laughlin Kelly of Lismoyle, County Roscommon, according to Donal O’Sullivan. She died unmarried in 1745. Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 73, pg. 63. Maggie's Music MM107, "Music in the Great Hall" (1992). RCA 5798-2-RC, "James Galway and the Chieftains in Ireland" (1986). Shanachie 79013, Derek Bell - "Carolan's Receipt" (1987).
B:"Carolan", by Donal O'Sullivan
by Paul de Grae
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MABOU COAL MINES. Canadian, Reel or Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard. AABB’. Named for a town in Cape Breton that has been a center for traditional music. Source for notated version: Johnny Wilmot (Cape Breton) [Dunlay & Greenberg], Dunlay & Greenberg (Traditional Celtic Violin Music from Cape Breton), 1996; pg. 38. Atlantica Music 02 77657 50222 26, Kyle & Lucy MacNeil - “Atlantic Fiddles” (1994). Barra Music Co., The Barra MacNeils - “Rock in the Stream” (1989). Buckshot BT 9005, Johnny Wilmot - “Cape Breton Fiddling: All Time Favorite...” Marquis ERA 181, David Greenberg/Puirt a Baroque - “Bach Meets Cape Breton” (1996. Appears as “Traditional Mabou Strathspey”). Oak/Heritage Music RHF9, Johnny Wilmot - “Red Hot Fiddle” (Reissue of Buckshot BT 9005).
MABOU HALL, THE. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard. AABB’. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976), named after the town of Mabou, west Cape Breton. Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 41.
MABOU JIG. Cape Breton, Jig. Rounder 7011, "The Beatons of Mabou: Scottish Violin Music from Cape Breton" (1978).
MABOU STRATHSPEY ON D, A. Canadian, Strathspey.
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