Spinning Wheel (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Spinning Wheel [1], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey or Reel C:J. Scott Skinner B:Skinner – The Logie Collection (1888, p. 92) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|F>D D/D/D (FG).A.B|.c.d.A.d .B.E.E.G|F>D D/D/D (FG).A.B|.c.d.A.d .F.D.D:| g|.f(dcd) .A.B.c.d|.e.f.g.f .e.E.E.g|.f(dcd) .A.B.c.d|.e.g.f.e .<(DD>).g| .f(dcd) .A.B.c.d|.e.f.g.f. e.(.E.E).G|F>D D/D/D (FG).A.B|.c.d .A.d .F.D..D||



SPINNING WHEEL [1], THE. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) and published in his Logie Collection' (1888) where he dedicated the tune to Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Keith. Skinner recorded the reel in 1914 as part of his medley "Birlin Reels" ("Auld Wheel", "Spinning Wheel", "Bride's Reel (1) (The)", "MacKenzie Fraser," "Fairy Dance"). See also the derivative “Maguire's Dream” or “Sean Maguire's Dream.”


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Skinner (The Logie Collection), 1888; p. 92. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 3.

Recorded sources : - Altan - “Runaway Sunday” (from Donegal fiddler John Doherty who played it in a medley he called “Flood on the Holm” which included the tunes “Bride's Reel (1) (The)” and “Auld Wheel”). Capelhouse Records, James Kelly – “Traditional Irish Music” (1996). Regal G 6617 (78 RPM), J. Scott Skinner (1914).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]



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