Mrs. McGee’s Reel

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X:1 T:Mrs. MacGhie's Reel M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Riddell of Ayr – Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. B:for the Violin (1782, p. 28) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gdor D|G3 B3|dBG GBd|cAF F2f|{d}Tc2B (A/B/c)A| G3B3|dBG GBd|deg cAc|dBG G2:| B|GBd gab|age f3|cAF F2f|{d}c2B (A/B/c)A| GBd gab|ag^f g3|BAB cde|dBG G2B| GBd gab|age f3|cAF F2f|{d}c2B A/B/cA| bag ag^f|g^f_e dcB|BAB cd_e|dBG G2|]



MRS. M'GHIE/McGEE('S REEL). AKA - "Mrs. MacGhie's Reel." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Dorian (Glen, Riddell): G Major/Mixolydian (Cranford). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Glen, Riddell): AABB' (Cranford). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in the blind fiddler of Ayr, John Riddell's, 1766 first collection (p. 28).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland’s Collection), 1995; No. 263, p. 76. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 17. John Riddell of Ayr (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. for the Violin), 1782; p. 28.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet SIF 1137, Altan - “Island Angel” (erroneously attributed to the late Cape Breton fiddler Mike MacDougall). Maggie’s Music MMCD222, Bonnie Rideout – “Scottish Fire” (2000). Shanachie 14001, "The Early Recordings of Angus Chisholm" (Cape Breton).<

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



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