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PHARO'S REEL. AKA - "Keppoch's Rant." Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript Part 2 (1734, No. 7), in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle, inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant." The tune was entered as "Keppoch's Rant"/"Kippoch's Rant" in the James Knox Manuscript[1] (c. 1749-1764), and as "Horrock's Rant" in the 1762 music manuscript collection of Cumbrian musician Joseph Barnes.


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  1. James Knox of Nethershields was factor to the Stuarts of Castlemilk and Torrance.
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