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

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

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.

Track Listing

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

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