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LADY GLENORCHY. Scottish, Canadian; Pipe Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This 19th century 'double-tonic' reel is attributed to Perthshire fiddler-composer Duncan McKercher (1796-1873), "The Dunkeld Paganini". A Scottish country dance from the island of Barra went by this title about 1910; elsewhere the same dance was known as "Round About Hullachan" and "Reel of Tulloch in a Circle" (Flett & Flett, 1964).
Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].
Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 56, p. 24. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 32, p. 6. Little (Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle Music in New Hampshire), 1984; p. 36. Duncan McKercher (A Collection of Original Stathspeys and Reels), Edinburgh, 1824; p. 6. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 33.
Recorded sources: Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald - "Classic Cuts" (reissue of Celtic Records CX 17). Rounder Records , John L. MacDonald - "Formerly of Foot Cape Road: Scottish Fiddle Music in the Classic Inverness County Style" (2005).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index