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MACKENZIE FRASER. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) in honor of William MacKenzie Fraser, one time Honorary Treasurer of the London Inverness-shire Association. Skinner recorded the tune in a medley with his "Miller o' Hirn (The)" and "Auld Wheel" in London in 1905. "MacKenzie Fraser" was listed as "trad." on the record label. He recorded it again in London in 1910 (played in a medley with "Auld Wheel," "Bride's Reel (1) (The)," and "Fairy Dance"). The medley (minus "Fairy Dance") was transformed by County Donegal fiddler John Doherty (1900-1980) into his multi-part reel "Flood on the Holm."
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Regal G-6617 (78 RPM), J. Scott Skinner (1910). Regal Zonophone T-114 (78 RPM), J. Scott Skinner (1905). Topic 12T280, J. Scott Skinner "The Starthspey King."
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index