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X:1 T:Mrs. Ronald MacDonald’s Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel C:Ronald MacLellan B:Gordon F. MacQuarrie – The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies (1940, p. 23) K:C F|EFGc AFFA|GcEc dDDF|EFGc AFcA|GEFD C/C/C CF| EFGc AFFA|GcEc dDDF|EFGc AF fa|gefd c/c/c c|| f|ecgc ecce|fdec fddf|ecgc ecce|fdge c/c/c cf| ecgc ecce|fdec fddF|EFGc AF fa|gefd c/c/c c||

MRS. RONALD MACDONALD’S. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed by Big Ranald MacLellan, a fiddler and blacksmith who came by his sobriquet because he stood six and a half feet tall, and weighed some 270 lbs. He was the father of Cape Breton musicians Donald, Theresa and Marie MacLellan. Burt Feintuch (2004) says he was “legendary for his playing of the old traditional tunes.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - MacQuarrie (The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies for the Violin), 1940; p. 23.

Recorded sources: -Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou – “Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music” (2004).

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

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