Marquis of Huntly's Reel (3)

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X:1 T:Marquis of Huntly's Reel [3], The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Alexander – “Alexander’s Fifty New Scotch & Irish Reels & Hornpipes” (c. 1826, No. 14, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador cA A/A/A a2 (ef)|gfgd BGGB|cA A/A/A a2 ef|ge dB eA A2:|| cAeA cdef|gedc BGGB|cAeA cdef|gedB eA A2| cAeA cdef|gedc BGGB|ceag fdef|gedB eA A2!D.C.!||

MARQUIS OF HUNTLY'S REEL [3]. Scottish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The first strain of this tune is shared with an untitled reel in Book 2 (Grier No. 242) of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894), for which see "Reel (83)." The first strain of Alexander's tune is also similar to, but not cognate with "Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey (1) (The)," AKA "Marquis of Huntly's Highland Fling (2)," "Marquis of Huntley's Reel (The)," "Marquis of Huntly's Reel (The)," "Huntly in Aberdeenshire." Researchers Conor Ward and Fr. John Quinn link the tune with the "Famous Ballymote (The)" tune family[1].

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Alexander (Alexander’s Fifty New Scotch & Irish Reels & Hornpipes), c. 1826; No. 14, p. 7.

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  1. The "Famous Ballymote" tune family, according to Quinn and Ward, includes Goodman's "Roast Beef from London," Donnellan's "Pleasant Gardens (The)," "Skibbereen Lasses (The)," "Pride of Ahamore," Goodman's "Sporting Days of Easter (4) (The)", and, distantly , Donnellan's "Rock Reel (The)."