Sir Reginald MacDonald (1)

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Sir Reginald MacDonald by Spy, published in Vanity Fair
SIR REGINALD MACDONALD [2]. Scottish, Canadian; Reel (cut time). Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The reel is also part of Cape Breton traditional music repertory. Admiral Sir Reginald John James George Macdonald (1820-1899) was a Royal Navy officer who was appointed Second-in-Command of the Channel Fleet in 1872 and went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station. From 1873 he became the 21st chief of the Clan Macdonald of Clanranald. He retired in 1884, the year this reel was published in The Athole Collection.



Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 253. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 3), 1988; p. 23. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, vol. 1), 1986; p. 44 (pipe setting). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 14.

Recorded sources: -Atholl Brose AB 013, Susie Petrov - "Hold the Lass til I Get Her" (1989). Rounder 7037, John MacLeod - "Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton, vol. 1: Mabou Coal Mines" (2002). Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou – “Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music” (2004). Topic Records 12TS353m Mike MacDougall & Mary Jessie MacDonald - "The Music Of Cape Breton, volume 1: Gaelic Tradition In Cape Breton" (1978).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]



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