Flora Macdonald reel

Also known as Flora MacDonald’s, McDonald’s, Miss Flora MacDonald’s, Thearlaich! Nan Tigeadh Tu.

There are 22 recordings of this tune.

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Flora Macdonald has been added to 3 tune sets.

Flora Macdonald has been added to 158 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E2EF BFEF|E2EF dFDF|DEEF EFGA|BGAG FD DF:|
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|
2
X: 2
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
~E3F BFDF|~E3F dFDF|E2ED EFGA|BGAG FEDF:|
|: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||
3
X: 3
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:E2EF BFDF|E2EF dFDF|E2EF G2GA|BGAG FDDF:|
|: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||
4
X: 4
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
F |: E2 (EF) BFEF | E2 (EF) dFDF | E2 (EF) EFGA | BdAd FDAF :|
|: Eee^d eEEF | Eee^c dDAF | Eeed B^cde | faef dDAF :|
5
X: 5
T: Flora Macdonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
F | E2 EF BFEF | E2 EF dFDF | E2 EF EFGA | (B/c/d) AG FDD :|
F | E(ee)d eEEF | E(ee)c dDAF | Eeed BcdB | (e/f/g) !trill!fe dDD :|
# Added by Tadhg .

Nine 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…

Flora Macdonald, X:4

This setting is from Kerr’s First Collection of Merry Melodies.

Flora Macdonald, X:5

From Robert Bremner’s 1757 collection.

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