X:1 T:Reticule, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Surenne – Dance Music of Scotland, p. 59 (1852) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F B || AFFG AFFG |AF (A/B/c/B/) AFFB | AFfd cAGF | EFGF ECCB | AFFG AFFG | AF (A/B/c/B/) AFFB | AFfd cAGF | EFGF ECC || B | A2 cd cAAB | c>dcf cAGF |A2 cd cAAB | EFGF ECCB | A2 cd cAAB | cAdB cAAB | cAfd cAaf | e2 (e/f/g/f/) eccB ||
RETICULE, THE. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A reticule was a woman’s drawstring handbag used in the 18th and 19th centuries, often made of net or beading or brocade. Netting reticules and covering screens was a suitable pastime for a young lady of the era, akin to needlepoint. County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) entered an untitled reel in Book 2 of his large c. 1883 music manuscript collection (No. 93, p. 20) that has similarities in contour, particularly noticeable in the first measures.