Isla Reel (1) (The)

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ISLA REEL [1], THE. AKA and see "Mason's Apron (The)." Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Alburger): ABCD (McGlashan). The melody appears in Alexander McGlashan's (173?-1797) second book of fiddle tunes. McGlashan's name does not appear on the tunes in the book, only on the title page, however, Alburger (1983) speculates he may be the composer. A version of the melody appears in McGlashan's first collection (c. 1780-81) under the title "Braes of Glenorchy (1)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 44, pp. 66-67. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 33.

Recorded sources:




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