Miss Jessy Stewart's Reel

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MISS JESSY STEWART’S REEL. AKA – “Miss Jessy Stewart’s Strathspey.” AKA and see "Miss Hay's Reel (2)," "Mr. John Shaw Stewart’s (1)." Scottish, Reel or Strathspey. G Minor (McGlashan, Surenne): G Dorian (MacDonald, Mulhollan): A Dorian (Anderson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Anderson, MacDonald, McGlashan, Mulhollan). Composed by Malcolm MacDonald as "Miss Jessy Stewart's Reel", first printed in his Collection of Strathspey Reels (1788), dedicated to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth. However, the tune also appears as "Mr. John Shaw Stewart’s," attributed to Niel Gow, and "Miss Hay's Reel (2)," attributed to Robert Petrie.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances for the German Flute or Violin), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 7. MacDonald (Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1); p. 10. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 23. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; p. 22. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 54.

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