Miss Margaret Grant’s Reel

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MISS MARGARET GRANT'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Scottish dancing master and musician Duncan MacIntyre (c. 1767-1807), who established a practice in Edinburgh, but who moved to London in the 1790's. It was in the English city that he published his 1794 collection, dedicated to Lady Charlotte Campbell. There were several tunes named for Grants in MacIntyre's collection; see also "Captain Robert Grant's Reel," "Miss Grace Grant’s Reel," "Lieut. Grant of the 10th Foot’s Strathspey," "Miss J. Grant's Strathspey," and "Miss Jane D. Grant’s Favourite." A Miss Margaret Grant of Castle Grant was a subscriber to Tourner's A new introduction to the Italian language: grounded on reason and authority (1794), although it is not known if this was the person of the title of the reel.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacIntyre (A Collection of Slow Airs, Reels and Strathspeys), 1794; p. 10.

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