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MISS MENZIES OF MENZIES [2]. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composition credited to William McLeish by James Stewart-Robertson in The Athole Collection (1884). McLeish ("The Aberfeldy Paganini") was one of Stewart-Robertson's teachers. The tune was also played by Cape Breton fiddlers Little Jack MacDonald and Angus Chisholm (Cranford, 1997).

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 101, p. 42. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 292.

Recorded sources: Rounder CD 11661-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster – “My Roots are Showing” (2000). Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean – “Gaelic in the Bow” (2005).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]




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