MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Unidentified Tune to Illustrate Six Parts of a Quadrille
Mike Whelan NFLD 1 Tape 8 Tracks 2-6
Cape Broyle Audio: Yes (see below)
Accordion quadrille

First selection

Second selection

Female voice:(speaks) That it …four parts?
Male voice:(speaks) Oh there's more than four parts

Third selection

Fourth selection

Male voice:(speaks) That's it

Female voices (speaks): That's fine, that's good.
Female voice:(speaks): How many?
Female voice:(speaks):Six

Fifth selection

Male voice: That's it


All evidence points to there being six parts to the quadrille Mike Whelan is playing. We have been unable to find any information about Angus McDonald, whose tune, "Home From the War," immediately precedes Mike's on the tape. As Angus McDonald would be an unusual name for a Cape Broyle resident, it is possible that the transcribers over the years (who were paying less attention to the instrumentals), took a six-part quadrille called "Angus McDonald Home From the War" by Mike Whelan and mislabelled it.

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