Mrs. MacDonald (1)

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X:1 T:Mrs. MacDonald [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Slow Air B:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 1, p. 48 (c. 1880’s) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d/e/|f>ed dBA|AFA AFA|f>ed d<af|fee e2d/e/| f>ed dBA|AFA AFA|d<af e>de|fdd d2:| |:A/G/|FAd dfd|Ace ege|FAd da>f|bee e2f/g/| afd dfd|ecA A2A|FAd ede|fdd d2||

MRS. MACDONALD [1]. AKA - "Mrs. McDonald." AKA and see “Island of Mull (The)," "Maid of Glenconnel (The)," "Storyteller (The).” Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Researcher Lisa Shields identifies "Mrs. McDonald" as a variant of "Flora MacDonald." "Mrs. McDonald" is contained in Book 4 of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (musicologist). Francis O'Neill printed the tune as "Storyteller (The)" in his Music of Ireland (1903).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 14, p. 48. Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 2), 2013; No. 989.

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