The Eight Men Of Mùideart reel

Also known as The Eight Men Of Moidart.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Eight Men Of Mùideart has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Eight Men Of Mùideart
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e|A/A/A Ae TcAec|B/B/B Bg BGGB|A/A/A Ae cAec|B/B/B ed TcAA:|
e|a>bae a>bae|g>agd BGGB|a>bae abae|dBed cAAe|
a>bae a>bae|g>agd BGGg|afge fdec|dBed TcAA||

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The Eight Men Of Mùideart

From Bremner - Scots Reels (c. 1757)
Transcription: AK/Fiddler’s Companion

aka: The Eight Men Of Moidart

Not to be confused with the polka by the same name.

The earliest printings of this tune were in Robert Bremner’s 1757 collection and Neil Stewart’s 1761 collection. As "Eight Men of Madaat", it is one of the "missing tunes" from William Vickers’ 1770 Northumbrian dance manuscript. According to Flett & Flett (1964) the Eight Men of Moidart (Mudart/Muidart) is also the title of a Scottish reel dance for eight, and that the name stems from the tale regarding Bonnie Prince Charlie’s arrival in Arisaig, Scotland.