Brown's Reel (2)
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BROWN'S REEL . Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Glen (1891) finds the tune earliest in print in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (p. 41). There is a once popular Scottish country dance by this title in Angus, which is also called "The Duke of Perth" in East Fife and Perthshire. Flett & Flett (1964) suggest that it is likely that "Brown's Reel" was a district dance of its own, accompanied by a melody also known as "Brown's Reel." They speculate the "Browns Reel" tune may be the reel of that name in the MS collection of Peter Hardie, a fiddler from Tullymet born about 1775, and that the Brown of the title may in fact be one of the Browns of Kincardine in Strathspey, a fiddling family credited with being the originators of the strathspey style.