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MRS. MACDOUWAL/MACDOUALL/MACDOWAL GRANT. AKA and see "Miss Hunter of Burnside." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was published under the above title by Nathaniel Gow who gave himself composer credits in the Gow’s Third Collection (3rd ed.), although it appeared at around the same time under the title "Miss Hunter of Burnside" in a collection by Dundee publisher Charles Duff. The tune has been recorded several times by Cape Breton fiddlers.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 184. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; p. 2 (3rd ed.). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 166. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 213.

Recorded sources: Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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