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LADY BAIRD'S REEL . Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody first appears in fiddler-composer Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld's A collection of strathspey reels, with a bass for the violincello or harpsichord, and three other collections, with same title, in 4 parts, published in Edinburgh (with no date, but generally thought to have been issued between 1786 and 1788). The volume contained tunes composed by MacDonald (unlike his subsequent volumes), and was dedicated to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth. Stenhouse gives that the volume was published by James Aird in Glasgow in 1786.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Malcolm MacDonald (A Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1), No.1.