Annotation:Lady Margaret Stewart

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X:1 T:Lady Margaret Stewart M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bmin g|f2Bf dBfB|f/^g/a ef cAec|f2Bf dBfd|ecac B/B/B ~B:| A|FBBc dBcA|EAAB cdec|FBBc dBdb|afec B/B/B B| FBBc dBcA|EAAB cdec|dBdb cAce|dfec B/B/B B||

LADY MARGERET STEWART. AKA and see "Margaret Stuart's Reel." Scottish, Reel (whole time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow, Lowe): AABB (Kerr): AABB' (Athole). See also the County Donegal variant "Margaret Stuart's Reel", from the playing of Danny O'Donnell. The tune may or may not be a variant of "Ale is Dear (The)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Gow (2nd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; pp. 22-23 (3rd ed.). Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 36, p. 6. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 4), 1844–1845; p. 11. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 132. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 106.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet SIF 1047, John Cunningham - "Fair Warning" (1985). Tannahill Weavers - "Dancing Feet."

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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