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X:1 T:Colonel McKay’s Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B: Daniel Dow – Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances (c. 1775, p. 32) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/106036449 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C e|c(C2 E) G3_B|AFEC DF_BD|(C/D/E/F/ G)E G2 (cG)|c(aTg>f) ec c:| e|(c/d/e/f/) gc acgc|ecge fdde|(c/d/e/f/) gc acgc|ecgc Gcce| (c/d/e/f/) gc acgc|fdec (B/A/B/c/) de|cGEC FAG_B|A(aTg>f) ec c||



COLONEL McKAY. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printings of the tune in Robert Bremner's 1768 2nd collection (p. 112) and Daniel Dow's c. 1775 collections (A Collection of Ancient Scots Music, p. 12, and Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances, p. 32). See also the strathspey and jig (12/8) settings of the melody, "Colonel MacKay's Strathspey," in Joshua Campbell's 1789 collection (Glasgow).


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Printed sources : - Campbell (10th Book of New and Favorite Country Dances), 1795; p. 18. Daniel Dow (Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances), c. 1775; p. 32. Petrie (2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1796; p. 22.






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