Edited by Laura Barron
This piece begins with an original theme followed by the Ashokan Farewell, a traditional 'air' composed by American fiddler Jay Unger and featured in Ken Burns' documentary on the American Civil War. A reprise of the original theme leads to the Grove's Hornpipe which segues through a section of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in time into the Andy de Jarlis Jig. This tune, written by Mike McDougall from Cape Breton Island, is a homage to the great Canadian fiddler Andy de Jarlis. After the 'jig', a brief extract from the preludio of Bach's 3rd Solo Violin Partita leads into the final 'reel', Drowsy Maggie, another well-known Irish tune.