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X:1 T:Alexander Duff M:C| L:1/8 C:D. Campbell R:Reel B:David Glen - David Glen's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, B:Book 2 (c. 1880, No. 26, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix e|a2 ea cAAa|cAeA cAAe|a2 ea cAAg|BGdG BGGe| a2 ea cAAa|cAeA cAAe|g2 fg aefd|BGdG BGG:| |:a|cAeA fAed|cAeA cAAa|cAeA fAed|BGdG BGGa| cAeA fAed|cAeA cAAe|g2 fg aefd|BGdG BGG||

SANDY DUFF. AKA and see "Alexander Duff," "Duffy the Dancer," "High Reel (1) (The)." Scottish, Pipe Reel (whole time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Glen): AABB. A Scottish pipe reel that first appears in David Glen's second collection of Highland bagpipe music, c. 1880. Glen attributes the tune to "D. Campbell." The double-tonic reel is popular in Irish sessions as “High Reel (1) (The),” although it was printed by Francis O’Neill in Music of Ireland (1903) as “Duffy the Dancer."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - James Betts (A Collection of Pipe Music), 1899; No. 15. David Glen (David Glen's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music, Book 2), c. 1880; No. 26, p. 17. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 2), 1988; p. 31. Scots Guards Standard Settings, c. 1954; No. 371, p. 208.

Recorded sources: - Greentrax CDTRAX 9009, Donald MacDonell - "Scottish Tradition 9: The Fiddler and his Art" (1993. Various artists). Philo 1042, Boys of the Lough - "The Piper's Broken Finger" (1976).

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