Flora Macdonald reel

Also known as Flora MacDonald’s, McDonald’s, Miss Flora MacDonald’s.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bog An Lochan (a few times) and The Nine Pint Coggie (a few times).

Flora Macdonald has been added to 150 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
f2ef beef|g2gb agfd|(3eee ed efga|bgag fd dF|
f2ef beef|g2gb agfd|(3eee ed efga|bgag fe de|
BEBA BEEe|BEB^c dBAe|BEBA B^cde|fde^c dBAF|
BEBA BEEe|BEBA BEEe|BEE^c dBAc|(3BBB B^c dfdf|^cece dB A2|
X: 2
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E2ed eEED|Eeef dBAd|B2ed Bcde|1fdec dBAF:|2fdec dBAg]
|f2ef beef|g3g gaef|gfeg bag(f|f3)^d bagf|
gfeg beg(g|g3)g ^gaef|gfec dBAF|FG2G FEFD||
X: 3
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:Beed eEEF|Eee^c dBAF|Eee^c d2de|1fde^c dBAF:|2fde^c dBAg||
|:f2ef beef|g2gb agfd|e2ed efga|1bgag fddf:|2bgag fedc||
|:BEBA BEEe|BEB^c dBAe|1BEBA B^cde|
fde^c dBAF:|2B/B/B B^cd2 de|^c/d/e cA dBAF||

Seven comments

Thanks for uploading this. It was beginning to become a pain trying to learn it by ear.

Corrections :

The last line has bar 1 repeated twice - I think this is an error as it ends up giving a 5 bar phrase at the end.
Also, it’s in E minor - same key signature as G, but the chord structure would be in Em.

Is this not the reel version of Bog an Lochan?

hmm i believe the last note of the last bar of the the second line should be one octave higher…