Annotation:Miss J. Cumming's Reel

Find traditional instrumental music

X:1 T:Miss J. Cumming’s Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:John French – Collection of New Strathspeys, Reels, etc. (1801) N:Dedicated to Mrs. Boswell of Auchinleck N:Published by Gow & Shepherd, “for behoof of Mr. French’s widow and children.” K:D f|d2 (AG) FGAF|Ee-ed cABc|d2 (AG) FGAF|Dd-de fdd:|| f|d2 (fd) (f/g/a)(fd)|d2 (fd) ce-ef|d2 (fd) (f/g/a)(fd)|ABde fd-df| d2 (fd) (f/g/a)(fd)|d2 (fd) ce-ef|dAFA GBAG|FAde fd-d||

MISS J. CUMMING'S REEL. AKA and see "Duke of Bedford's Fancy (2) (The)." Scottish, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The reel is attributed to fiddler-composer Biography:John French (1752-1803) of Cumnock, Ayrshire. A version of the tune was entered into the 1817 music manuscript collection of Patrick McGahon, of Dungooley, County Louth, on the Armagh border, under the title "Duke of Bedford's Fancy (2) (The)." Donald Grant's "Miss Munro of Dornoch's Reel" is a similar, but not cognate, reel.

See also other tunes that may (or may not) be named for 'J. Cumming': French's "Miss Cuming’s Reel," Robert Mackintosh's "Miss Jessy Cumming, and Duncan MacIntyre's "Miss Cumming's Strathspey."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - French (Collection of New Strathspeys, Reels, etc.), 1801; p. 2.

Back to Miss J. Cumming's Reel

(0 votes)