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MISS NANCY KENNEDY'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1782 second collection (p. 48), published in Glasgow by James Aird. The tune was entered into the large music manuscript collection (No. 820, transposed to the key of 'D') of John Buttery (1780-1854), a seventeen year old fifer with the 34th Regiment, British Army, in 1797 . Buttery served in Africa and India, and was discharged on his return to England in 1812. He emigrated to Canada late in life and died in Toronto in 1854.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets, &c.), 1782; p. 48.