Sir George MacKenzie (2)

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X:1 T:Sir George MacKenzie [2] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D f|d2AF DFAF|d2AF Eece|d2AF DFAF|GBAB FDD:| |:A|FDAF BGAF|BGAF GEEA|1 FDAF BGAF|A,EGE FDD:|2 FDAF GABg|fdec dDD||



SIR GEORGE MACKENZIE [2]. AKA and see "Lady MacKenzie of Coul's Reel." Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The reel is attributed to Mr. McLeod of Raasay, Laird and amateur violinist, and was first published in William Morrison's A Collection of Highland Music (1812) under the title “Lady MacKenzie of Coul///Lady McKinzie of Coul” (Paul Cranford). It is a variation of “Sir George MacKenzie (1).” The melody is popular among modern-era Cape Breton fiddlers, after the influential recording by Winston Fitzgerald.

Sir George Mackenzie, 7th Baronet (1780-1848) of Coul was a Scottish geologist, chemist and agricultural improver. He was the only son of Major General Sir Alexander Mackenzie of Coul (d. 1796), a General in the Bengal Army, by his wife Katharine Ramsay (d. 1806) (for whom see "Lady MacKenzie of Coul.), daughter of Robert Ramsay of Camno.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 92.

Recorded sources : - Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]





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