MacLachlan's Reel

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X:1 T:Maclachlan's Reell M:C| L:1/8 B:Cumming - Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels (1780, No. 49, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C E>GG<c G/G/G c2|c>de>c d2 D2|E(GG)g e>gd>e|c>AG>E C/C/C C2:| F|(G/F/E/D/) C>E G>Ac>G|A>cE>c d2 d>e|g>ec>g a>eg>d|e>cg>e c/c/c cg| a>eg>d e>cg>e|fage d2D2|E(GG)g e>gd>e|c>AG>E C/C/C C2||



MACLACHLAN'S REEL. AKA and see "Glenbucket's Breeks." Scottish, Strathspey. C Major (Glen): D Major (Aird). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Angus Cumming's 1780 A Collection of Strathspeys or Old Highland Reels (p. 16). It later was included in Nathaniel Gow's Complete Repository Part 4 (1817) as "Glenbucket's Breeks" with a note that the tune supposedly stemmed from a time when breeches were fairly rare in the Highlands. The reel is old, although Cumming's and Gow's titles seem unique to their collections. Glen notes distinct similarities with Henry Playford's "Cronstoune", printed in 1700, while Fr. John Quinn ties the tune to the cognate "A New Reell", printed in George Skene's Musick Book (p. 7b, 1715-1717). See also London music publisher Daniel Wright's cognate version as "Jenny's Whim (3)."

X:1
T:A New Reell
M:C
L:1/8
R:Reel
B:George Skene music manuscript collection (p. 7b, 1715-1717)
K:C
EGGc E/F/G cG|cdec d/d/d D2|EGGg e/f/g de|cA GE C/C/C C||
c|GECE GEcE|GF cE/c/ d/d/d d/e/f|gecg acgc|ecge c/c/c cg|
aegd ecge|f/g/a gf/e/ d/d/d d2|E/F/G A/B/ e/f/g de|cGcE C/C/C C2||



Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Aird (Aird's Sixth and Last Collection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), 1803; No. 36, p. 15. Cumming (Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels), 1780; No. 49, p. 16. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 11.

Recorded sources: -



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