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MISS DUMBRECK. Scottish, Reel. A Major (Skye, Surenne): B Flat Major (Athole, Honeyman, Hunter, Skye). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Hunter): AB (Athole, Surenne): AAB (Honeyman): AA'B (Skye). The melody was first published in the Gow’s Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (Ediburgh, 1822, p. 29), without attribution to a composer.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; p. 29. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 28. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 271. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pp. 16 & 127 (two versions). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 287. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 49.

Recorded sources: Culburnie CUL118D, Alasdair Fraser & Paul MachLis – “Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle, vol. 1” (2001). Brandon Vance & Mark Minkler – “Beyond the Borders” (2004).




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