Annotation:George the Fourth Reel

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X:1 T:George the Fourth Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Milne – Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin (1870, p. 3) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin B,2|A,2 (EA,) ^FA,EA,|A,2 (ED) CA,A,B,|A,2 (EA,) ^FA,E^F|G2 (DC) B,G,G,:| B|(c/B/A e)A aAeA|(c/B/A e)A cAAB|(c/B/A/ e)A aAd^f|g2 (dc) BGGe| (c/B/A e)A aAeA|(c/B/A e)d cAAB|c2 ec B2 dB|Agdg BGG||"Last"[A,EA]|[A,4E4A4]|]

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)."

Additional notes

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.

Recorded sources : - Celtic CX 20, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers - "The Five MacDonalds" (c. 1950's).

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