Alex Francis MacKay strathspey

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X: 1
T: Alex Francis MacKay
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
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f|"Em"{gf}g>e"D"f<d "Em"{ef}[e2e2] B<e|"D"d>d e/d/c/B/ A>DF<A|"Em"g>e"D"f<b "Em"{ef}[e3/2e3/2]d/B>e|"D"d/c/B/A/ d>F "Em"G<E{EF}E>f|
"Em"{gf}g>e"D"f<d "Em"{ef}[e2e2] B<e|"D"d>d e/d/c/B/ A>DF<A|"Em"g>e"D"f<b "Em"e<fB>e|"D"d/c/B/A/ d>F "Em"G<E{EF}E||
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Alex Francis MacKay

This a Dougie MacDonald tune. It is named after the late Cape Breton fiddler, Alex Francis MacKay. Dougie lived near Alex Francis, with his style and music influencing Dougie. Found here. Paul Cranford has a slightly different version. Paul says “This is a new tune which has yet to be recorded or published in printed form. Dougie grew up a couple miles down the road from Alex Francis MacKay.” When I first was learning this tune, the setting found in the link didn’t feel “right”, so I changed it up a little, making it more to my liking, and making it feel more natural.

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