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X:1 T:Glenlyon's Reel T:Glenlyon [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Davies Caledonian Repository (Aberdeen, 1829-30, p. 23) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F|D/D/D d>F A3=c|B>GA>F G/F/E/D/ =CE|D/D/D d>F A3g|fdef d/d/d d:| e|fdgf e=cce|fdge d3g|fdgf e=cce|afge d/d/d de| fdgf e=cce|fdge fdge|fage e=cce|(f/g/a) e>f d/d/d d||



GLEN LYON/GLENLYON [2]. AKA - "Glenlyon's Reel," "Glen Lyon's Reel." AKA and see "Eccles's Rant," "Mr. Campbell's Reel," "Ochal Reel." Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Cranford/Holland, Davie, Gow, McGlashan, Stewart-Robertson). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune under the "Glenlyon" title in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (p. 18). However, the melody is much older and can be found as "Eccles's Rant" and "Ochal Reel" in David Young's manuscript collections, and, still earlier, as "Mr. Campbell's Reel" in the George Skene Manuscript (c. 1715-17).


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Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 102, p. 40. Davie (Davie’s Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 23. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 37 (appears as "Glen Lyon's Reel"). McGlashan (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1780/81; p. 20. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 107. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 161.

Recorded sources : - Jerry Holland - "Master Cape Breton Fiddler" (1982).




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