X:1 T:MacFarlane's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:David Young - The Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 36) B:https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/drummond2.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D e|fA A/A/A edBe|fA A/A/A Te2de| fA A/A/A edBe|fA A/A/A Te2d|| e|fdfd edBe|fdfd Te2 de|fdfd edBe|aefd Te2d:|
MACFARLANE'S REEL. AKA – "Rud am Fitheah Orinn (An)," "MacFarlane's Rant." Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AABB (Stewart-Robertson): AABBCDE (McGlashan). The melody appears in the 1734 Drummond Castle Manuscript Part 2 (in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle), inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant." The reel was popularized in modern times by piper Donald MacLeod in his 20th century piping book.