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X:1 T:Prince Charles [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin F|E2 EF B2 B^c|d2 AG (FD)DF|E2 EF B2 Bc|dBAF GEEF| E2 EF B2 B^c|d2 AG (FD)DF|EFGA B2 (Ba)|gefd e/e/e e|| B|(eB)ef (ge)Bg|dbag fddf|(eB)ef (ge)Bg|bgaf e/e/e (eB)| (eB)ef (ge)Bg|fdAG FEDf|geBg AfGe|FdAF E/E/E E||



PRINCE CHARLES/CHARLIE [1] (Prionns Tearlach). Scottish, Cape Breton; Reel and Air (whole time). E Dorian/Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Fraser, Kerr, Lowe): AA'B (Athole). "The last music page of this work contains a note, which explains the opportunity the editor's grandfather enjoyed of acquiring particularly the airs connected with the rebellion of 1745, the scene of which, by Lord Lovat's accidental residence, having been brought so near his door. This reel to Prince Charles was struck up by Lord Lovat's minstrel, at celebrating intelligence of some of the Prince's successful movements in the south" (Fraser).

Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1725-1807), dressed in armor. Painted by Maurice Quentin de la Tour.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 191, p. 79. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; Set 7, No. 2, p. 6. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, Book 6), 1844; p. 16. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 251.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier - "The Dances Down Home" (1977). Varrick VR-038, Yankee Ingenuity - "Heatin' up the Hall" (1989).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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