Video: Mrs. McCloud Irish reel

“Miss MacLeod” was popular as long ago as 1779 in Ireland

as its playing is mentioned in an account by a foreign visitor named Berringer or Beranger of a “cake” dance (i.e. where the prize was a cake) he participated in while visiting in Connacht. O’Neill (1913) relates Beranger’s observations somewhat differently and gives that it was one of six tunes played by Galway pipers in 1779 for the entertainment of the traveler. Irish violinist R.M. Levey includes the reel (as “Miss M’Cloud”) in his first collection of Irish dance tunes (1858), but notes its Irish provenance is “doubtful.” In modern times in Ireland the tune was included in a famous set of the late Donegal fiddlers, brothers Mickey and John Doherty, who played it as the last tune after “Enniskillen Dragoon” and “Nora Chrionna” (Wise Nora), though sometimes they substituted “Piper of Keadue (The)” for “Miss McLeod’s.” The whole set was played in the rare AAae tuning, which required playing in position (Caoimhin MacAoidh). See also “Foxhunter’s Reel” and “Grey Plover” for a related tunes in O’Neill. (Wikipedia)

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Video: Busindre Reel (Hevia) – Odin’s Krieger Festival, Brazil

Busindre Reel (from Hevia) on Bagpipes by David Myles at Odin’s Krieger Festival, São Paulo, Brazil

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Video: Dunmore Lassies at Folk im Schlosshof with dancers Rosalie en Koosje

Dunmore Lassies at Folk im Schlosshof with dancers Rosalie en Koosje

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Video: Glen Coe – The Pumpin’s Fancy – Crossing The Minch @ Odin’s Krieger Fest, Brazil

Live Concert at Odin’s Krieger Fest, São Paulo, Brazil. Scottish bagpipes tuned called The Pumpin’s Fancy & Crossing The Minch. Played by David Myles.

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