Annotation:MacFarlane's Reel

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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: 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." Edinburgh fiddler and writing Master David Young also included the reel in his MacFarlane Manuscript (c. 1741; p. 228), written for the use of Walter Mcfarlan of MacFarlane.

The reel was popularized in modern times by piper Donald MacLeod in his 20th century piping book.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 17. Mackay (The Piper's Assistant), 1843; no. 34, p. 19. Donald MacLeod's Collection of Music for the Bagpipe, vol. 1, p. 36 (as "The MacFarlanes"). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 105 (appears as "MacFarlane's Rant"). Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 43 (appears as "The M'Farlane Rant"). David Young (A Collection of Scotch Airs with the latest Variations Book II, AKA – The McFarlane Manuscript), c. 1741; No. 172, p. 228.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet GLCD1182, The Tannahill Weavers – "Choice Cuts 1987–1996." Dr. Angus MacDonald – "Maiden Dubh' an Donais" (2009).

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Hear the tune at Cranford Publications [1]

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