Alan Mills and Jean Carignan: Songs, Fiddle Tunes and a Folk-Tale from Canada

Alan Mills and Jean Carignan: Songs, Fiddle Tunes and a Folk-Tale from Canada

Alan Mills and Jean Carignan FW03532 / FG 3532

Folksinger Alan Mills (1912–1977) and fiddler Jean Carignan (1916–1988) perform an eclectic collection of traditional folk songs and tunes from their native Canada. Mills also performs his own distinctive versions of "Cod Liver Oil" and "The Foolish Man," and tells two stories: one is his own dramatic narrative "Ti-Jean and the Devil," told in the folktale tradition of Quebec. The other is his amusing recollection of a traditional Nova Scotian telling and singing of the British ballad, "Lady Isabel." Carignan contributes two traditional reels and a French-Canadian jig. Liner notes include lyrics, musical notation, and Mills’s notes on the songs.

Year Released 1961
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1961 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Old Time; World
Country(s) Canada
Culture Group(s) British-Canadian; French Canadian
Instrument(s) Fiddle; Guitar
Language(s) English; French
Subject(s) Animals; Ballads; Bawdy songs; Courtship; Dance; Fiddle tunes; Folk tales and legends; Folksong revival; Instrumental music; Jigs; Laments; Love songs; Marriage; Murder; Narratives; Political ballads and songs; Reels (Music); Topical songs; Tragic songs; Wit and humor
Credits

Download Liner Notes


101 The Lots o' Fish in Bonavist' Harbour - Feller from Fortune Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:03
102 Cod Liver Oil Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:53
103 Reel du Pecheur (Fisherman's Reel) Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:25
104 She's Like the Swallow Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:02
105 Son voile qui volait au vent (Her Veil Blowing in the Wind) Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:18
106 Lady Isabel Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 4:41
107 Jigue Tenfant (Tenfant's Jig) Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:14
108 The Foolish Old Man Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 3:38
109 La Bastringue Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 1:33
201 The Kangaroo Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 1:44
202 Citadel Hill Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:17
203 Peggy Gordon Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:24
204 Sur la route de Dijon (On the Road to Dijon) Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:07
205 Battle Hymn of the Republicans, 1960 Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:12
206 Lord MacDonald's Reel Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 2:31
207 Ti-Jean and the Devil Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 8:23
208 Ah, si mon moine voulait danser! (Oh, If My Monk Would Dance) Alan Mills and Jean Carignan 1:46
Comments powered by Disqus