Annotation:Rob Roy MacGregor

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ROB ROY MACGREGOR (Rob Ruadh Macghriogair). Scottish, Slow Strathspey. E Minor or E Minor ('A' and 'C' parts) & G Major ('B' and 'D' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCD (Fraser): AABB'CCD (Athole). John Purser calls this tune "a classic traditional strathspey reel." See note for "annotation:Lady's Expostulation with Rob Roy (The)" for a brief discussion of Rob Roy [1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 190, pp. 78-79. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 255.

Recorded sources: - Culburnie Records CUL 121D, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas – “Fire and Grace” (2004). Redwing Music RWMCD 5410, Abby Newton – “Castles, Kirks and Caves” (2001).

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