George the Fourth Reel

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GEORGE THE FOURTH REEL. AKA - "King George the IV," "King's Reel (The)." Scottish, Reel. A Minor/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A reel setting of the strathspey "King George IV's Welcome." Popular among Nova Scotia fiddlers as "King's Reel (The)" or "King (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 17. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 84, p. 22. Milne (Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin), 1870; p. 3.

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