Donald MacLeod's Reel

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DONALD MACLEOD'S REEL. AKA - "Traditional Reel," "Auld Pipe Reel." Scottish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune was printed by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod (1917-1982) in his 3rd collection as an untitled pipe reel, to which he composed the third and fourth parts. It is a popular tune and frequently recorded.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacLeod (Pipe Major Donald MacLeod's Collection of Music for the Highland Bagpipe, Book 3). Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 4, 1991; p. 8.

Recorded sources:




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