Annotation:Edinburgh Reel (2) (The)

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EDINBURGH REEL [2], THE. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed on Oct. 6, 1945, by Cape Breton fiddler Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). The name Edinburgh takes its name from the Brittonic kingdom (known as Manau Gododdin) in Lowland Scotland whose principle stronghold was Eidyn, meaning 'steep slope', which was in this case crowned with a fort known in those days as Din Eidyn ('steep sloped fortress') but which has come down as Edinburgh (Matthews, 1972). Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since 1498.

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Printed sources: Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; p. 6.

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