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X:1 T:Geordie McLeish M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Milne – Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin (1870, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D c|d2 (cd) D/D/D AF|d2 (cd) Agfe|d2 cd D/D/D (A>F)|EFGA (B2B):| c|dD D/D/D (FD)Dc|dD D/D/D Agfe|dD D/D/D (AF)dF|EFGA B2 (Bc)| dD D/D/D (FD)Dc|dAFA Bgfe|dcBA BAGF|EFGA (B2B)||!fine!z[G,/D/]|[G,6D6]z2||



GEORDIE MACLEISH. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune has been recorded by Cape Breton musicians Dan R. MacDonald, Donald MacLellan and The Five MacDonalds, according to Paul Cranford.


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Printed sources : - MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 76. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 87. Milne (Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin), 1870; p. 18.

Recorded sources : - New World Records 80239, Harvey Tolman - "Brave Boys: New England Traditions in Folk Music" (1995, various artists. N.H. fiddler Tolman was recorded in 1976). Olympic 6151, The Angus Strathspey and Reel Society - "Scottish Traditional Fiddle Music" (1978). Rounder CD 1161-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster - "My Roots are Showing" (2000). Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean - "Gaelic in the Bow" (2005).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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