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X:1 T:Rory MacNab M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin e|B2 (EG/A/) BGEG|AFDF dFDF|BGEG (e/f/g/a/) ba|gef^d e/e/e e:| B|egfe B/B/B (eB)|defe d/d/d (fd)|egfe dBAF|GBAF E/E/E EB| egfe B/B/B (eB)|defe d/d/d (fd)|egfg efde|BdAF E/E/E E||



RORY MACNAB. AKA - "Rory McNab." AKA and see "Peggy's on the Burn," "Jacky Stewart's Reel." Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow, Kerr, Stewart-Robertson). The reel was first printed in 1757 by Edinburgh music publisher Robert Bremner under the title "Jacky Stewart's Reel." Cape Breton musicians also know the tune as "Peggy's on the/a Burn." See also Irish variants "Aberdeen Lasses," "Girls of Farranfore (The)," “Game of Love (The),” “Humors of Ballinacarrig (The),” “Humors of Rockstown,” “Paddy the Piper (1),” “Piper's Son (1) (The),” “Pride of Rathmore (The).”


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Gow (Complete Repository, Part 1), 1799; p. 18 (appears as “Roary Macnab”). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; Set 19, No. 4, p. 12. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 17. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 257. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 143.

Recorded sources : - IONA 047, Barra MacNeils – “Traditional Album” (1994. Appears as 2nd tune of “Clumsy Lover” set).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]



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