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LEXY/LEXIE McASKILL. Scottish, Pipe Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Composed by Dr. John Napier MacAskill in honor of a member of his family (some say mother, sister or wife). The most reliable information is that the title refers to MacAskill's mother (nee Lexy MacKillop of Rhuvanish, Berneray, 1905-1978) a traditional singer. John MacKillop (1944-2003) was a General Practitioner in Fort William, as well as a piper and a pipe teacher. The tune is sometimes identified as a "traditional Shetland Islands" tune (as it is on Sharon Shannon's CD).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 1, 1991; p. 44.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1047, John Cunningham - "Fair Warning" (1983). Green Linnet SIF-1986, John & Phil Cunningham - "Silly Wizard- Live in America" (1986). Green Linnet SIF-104, John & Phil Cunningham - "The Celts Rise Again" (1990). Green Linnet GLCD 3127, Sharon Shannon - "The Best of Sharon Shannon: Spellbound" (1999. Appears as second tune of "Bag of Cats" medley).




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