Miss McLeod's Reel (2)

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MISS McLEOD'S REEL [2]. American, Jig (12/8 time). USA, New York State. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A very popular Irish jig, for which the title was substituted by source Les Weir (or his family) for that of an equally popular Irish/Scotch reel. The melody also appears in the 1840 music manuscript collection of Cumbrian musician John Rook under the title "New Strathspey (A)" set in 6/8 time.

Source for notated version: Les Weir, 1976 (central New York State), learned from his father [Bronner].

Printed sources: Bronner (Old Time Music Makers of New York State), 1987; No. 30, p. 119.

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