Annotation:Bride's Reel (1) (The)

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X:1 T:The Bride's Reel [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel C:J. Scott Skinner Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D {A/4B/4c/4}[Dd].A/.G/ .F/.D/.A,/.D/|.B,/.D/.A,/.D/ .C/.E/.A/.c/ |{c}dA/F/ G/B/e/d/|c/A/a/g/ f/d/d/A/ | {c}[Dd].A/.G/ .F/.D/.A,/.D/ | .B,/.D/.A,/.D/ .C/.E/.A/.c/ | d/c/d/A/ B/G/d/B/ |A/F/G/E/ F/D/[G,/D/] || g | f/g/a/f/ d/A/F/D/ | G/B/e/d/ c/A/a/g/ | f/g/a/f/ d/A/F/D/ | G/B/A/c/ d/D/D/g/ | f/g/a/f/ d/A/F/D/ | G/B/e/d/ c/A/B/c/ | d/f/e/g/ f/a/g/b/ | a/f/g/e/ f/d/[Fd] ||

'BRIDE'S REEL [1], THE. AKA and see "Mrs. Scott Skinner (2)." Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Hunter, Skinner/Harp & Claymore): AABB (Cranford/Fitzgerald). Composed by the Scottish composer and violinist J. Scott Skinner (1842–1927) on the occasion of his wedding, probably with his second wife, Mrs. Gertrude Mary Park, whom he met while staying in Union Grove, Aberdeen. They married in 1899 (six months after his first wife had died in an insane asylum) and settled at Bromwell Cottage, Monikie, Angus. There, Skinner composed some of his best work and devoted much of his time to amateur gardening. About 1909 his wife "resigned" and went back to Rhodesia where she had previously lived. Skinner recorded the reel in 1914 in a medley called "Birlin Reels", which included "Auld Wheel", "Spinning Wheel (1) (The)," "Bride's Reel (1) (The)," "MacKenzie Fraser" and "Fairy Dance."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Winston Fitzgerald (1914–1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 125, p. 51 (includes variations). Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 206. Moffat (Dance Music of the North), 1908; No. 7, p. 4. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), p. 7. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 72 (includes variations). Henderson (Scottish Music Maker), 1957; No. 51 (includes variations).

Recorded sources : - Regal G 6617 (78 RPM), J. Scott Skinner (1914, "Birlin Reels"). Topic 12TS268, "The Music of J. Scott Skinner" (original recordings & performances by Bill Hardie. Appears as 3rd tune in set "The Birlin Reels"). Tradition 2118, Jim MacLeod & His Band - "Scottish Dances: Jigs, Waltzes and Reels" (1979). Altan - "Runaway Sunday" (from Donegal fiddler John Doherty who played it in a medley he called "Flood on the Holm" which included the tunes "Spinning Wheel" and "The Auld Wheel").

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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