Mrs. Stewart's Reel
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MRS. STEWART'S REEL. AKA and see "Mr. Stuart of Rossie's Reel." Irish (originally Scottish), Reel or Country Dance (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in Malcolm MacDonald's 3rd Collection of Strathspey Reels (c. 1792) under the title "Mr. Stewart Oliphant of Rossie", which probably predates its appearance in Tracy's small mid-1790's collections. Tracy was evidently a dancing master practicing in Dublin. John Macpherson Mulhollan included the reel as "Mr. Stuart of Rossie's Reel" in his 1804 collection, printed in Edinburgh.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Tracy's selection of the present favorite country dances, 179?.