Lady MacIntosh's Reel (2)

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X:1 T:Lady Mackintosh's Real [sic] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:William Vickers' music manuscripts, p. 15 (1770) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin Addc defd|cAGF G/F/E/D/ CE|Dddc defd|ecce d/d/d d2:| |:defg afdf|ecgc ecce|defg afge|fdec d/d/d d2:|]



LADY MACINTOSHE'S REEL [2]. AKA and see "Knit the Pocky." Scottish, Reel. D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (p. 20). It appears in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection as "Knit the Pocky" (whose own "Lady MacIntosh's Reel (1)" is another tune). The melody appears in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, about whom nothing is known. It is noted in two sharps in the ms., corrected to the minor mode by Matt Seattle. Another manuscript version, c. 1810, is found in an anyonymous musician's collection in the possession of Stephen Campbell, and is perhaps from the north of England.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [1] (Northumberland, 1770) [Seattle].

Printed sources : - Bartlett Cooke (Cooke's Selection of the Present Favorite Country Dances for the Year 1796), Dublin; No. 7. Cumming (A Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels), 1782; No. 13, p. 5. Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 1; No. 73.

Recorded sources: -



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