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X: 1 T:Lexie McAskill C:John McAskill R:reel Z:John Chambers <jc@trillian.mit.edu> (from Barbara McOwen) M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Ador a | e2e2 deed | e2dB GBBd | e2e2 deed | egfd e2e :| |:f | g2f2 e2dB | AAdB GBBe | g2f2 e2dB | egfd e2e :| |:g | e2e2 e2dB | AAAB GABd | e2e2 e2dB | egfd e2e :| |:g | aeea e2dB | AAdB GBBe | aeea e2dB | egfd e2e :|



LEXY/LEXIE McASKILL. Scottish, Pipe Reel (cut time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Composed by Dr. John Napier MacAskill in honor of a member of his family (various 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).


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Printed sources : - Cranford (The Cape Breton Highland Collection), 2015; p. 9. 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). Andrea Beaton - "Branches" (2010).




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