Erskine Morris (1913 – 1997)

Erskine Morris (1913 – 1997)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Saint-Patrick's Day

Happy Saint-Patrick's Day to all our readers from Douglastown, Gaspé, and beyond.  I hope our friends in Douglastown had a nice breakfast at the Community Centre and are enjoying the parade.

In light of the occasion, here is a great medley of reels.

Here is Pat Feeney's and Saint Anne's Reels.

I'm not sure who Pat Feeney was but the tune has some typical Douglastown twists in it.  I couldn't find any other reels by this name on the internet.  Who knows, perhaps its a Douglastown tune.  The Our Gaspe Roots website doesn't have any Feeney's in or around Douglastown.

Erskine changes up the second phrase of Saint Anne's and plays a lovely variation in a lower register which gives the tune a slightly different flavour.  On other recordings, he also plays this phrase the standard way.


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