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PUDDING MAGGIE. AKA - "Maggy," "Pudding Moggie." AKA and see "Glenquey Reel." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Robert Bremner's 1757 A Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances (p. 50). Soon after, the tune was printed in David Rutherford's Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1760, p. 65, as "Pudding Moggie"). It was called simply "Maggy" in the large 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook (Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria). Paul Cranford notes the similarity of this tune with the strathspeys “Lady Mary Menzies Reel (1)” and “Lucy Campbell (4)/Lucy Campbell's Strathspey.” The tune appears as "Glenquey" in latter 19th century collections of James S. Kerr and James Stewart-Robertson.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; p. 50.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index