Lieutenant MacGuire's Jig

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LIEUTENANT MACGUIRE'S JIG. AKA – "Lt. MacGuire's Jig," "MacGuire's Jig." Scottish, Jig. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Composed by Duncan Johnstone. The first strain of "First of May (The)", found in Gunn's Caledonian Repository of Music (1848) and David Glen's Edinburgh Collection Book 2 (c. 1904), is nearly identical with this tune.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Logan's Collection. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 1), 1991; p. 40. Johnstone (His Complete Compositions), 2003. Scots Guards: Standard Settings of Pipe Music, vol. 2.

Recorded sources: Culburnie COL 113D, Aladair Fraser & Tony McManus – "Return to Kintail" (1999).




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