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X:1 T:Isle of Sky [sic] [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Bremner - A Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances (London, 1757, p.7) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb B-|BFDF BFDF|EC-CB cGGA|BFDF BFDF|ECCF DB, B,:| |:f-|fdfb fdBd|Tc>Bcd cGGf-|fdfb fdBd|Tc>Bce B/B/B B:|]

ISLE OF SKYE [1]. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major (most versions): G Major (Kennedy): D Major (Aird, Cahusac, Wilson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Aird, McGlashan, Surenne): AAB (most versions): AABB (Bremner).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 159, p. 60. Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances for the German Flute or Violin), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 26. Bremner (A Collection of Scots Reels), 1757; p. 7. William Cahusac (The German Flute Preceptor), c. 1814; p. 22. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 1), 1799; p. 32. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 27. Howe (Musician's Omnibus No. 1), 1862; p. 42. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 73, p. 19. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 1), 1844–1845; p. 22. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 122. Robert Mackintosh (A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels), c. 1804; p. 7. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 30. Petrie (2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1796; p. 23. Petrie (Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1802; p. 9. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 279. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 14. Wilson (A Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 105.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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