P/M D. Macleod

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In a message dated 19/11/01 10:48:43 pm, XXxxxxx@xxx.xxx writes:

>It is very difficult to always know the origins of a tune, and its composer.
>
>Mrs McLeod of Raasay is an 18th century tune but is also known as Miss
>
>McLeod, Mrs McLeod, and Uncle Joe, (as in Did you Ever See the Devil Uncle
>
>Joe, Uncle Joe?).
>And unnamed tune by O'Carolan traveled to Scotland and was published under
>
>Nath Gow's name as Miss Margaret Brown, now Lady Camden. At some point
>she
>was renamed Planxty Brown and is most commonly known today as Maggie Brown's
>
>Favorite or just Maggie Brown. Arthur Scot Robinson from Shetland published
>
>an original tune he called Laxo Burn. It's A music, note for note, is
>also
>known as Chamberlain's (in New England and Nova Scotia) and Reel d'Hotelier
>
>in Quebec, where it goes back to at least 1880. It's B music is Robinson's
>
>composing. Crossing the Minch has a composer. It's also known as McNabb's
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>Hornpipe, composed by Trad. I'm sure there are many more tunes out there
>
>with different names and sources, we only know about a few. We do try
>our
>best to keep things straight.
>Cheers,
>Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA
>
I am lost in admiration of your erudition! Brilliant!!!
Yes, I'm looking forward very much to the novelty at Pinewoods! You
realize, don't you, that Americans actually don't like (or at least, don't
use) Accordions for ECD music?!!! Cilla has now booked two Accordionists as
the two band leaders for ESS - should be interesting.
Nicolas.

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