Ploughman's Reel

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PLOUGHMAN'S REEL. AKA and see "Clodun Reel," "Duke of Cumberland's Reel." English, Reel. England, Northumberland. G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was entered into the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria) as "Duke of Cumberland's Reel." The Duke, Prince William Augustus [1] (1721-1765), was in command of the British forces that defeated Prince Charles Stuart's army at the Battle of Culloden, 1746.

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection [2] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 356.

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