The Margaree reel

Also known as A Margaree, Donalbane, West Margaree.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Put Me In The Big Chest (a few times), Bog An Lochan (a few times), The Bridge Of Bamore (a few times), Cota Mor Ealasaid (a few times) and The Devil In The Kitchen (a few times).

The Margaree has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Margaree has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Margaree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e3 d cAAc|(3efe eg fdfa|efed cAAc|Bcde fgaf|
e3 d cAAc|(3efe eg fdfa|efed cAAc|Bcde fefg||
a3 f ecce|abaf =g2 f=g|abaf ecac|Bcde fefg|
a3 f ecce|abaf =g2 f=g|abaf ecac|Bcde fgaf||
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: The Margaree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e/e/e ed cAAB | AEAg fdfa | e/e/e ed c2 Ac |1 Bcde fdfa :|2 Bcde fdf^g
||:abaf ecce | abag fdf^g | abaf ecac |1 Bcde fdf^g :|2 Bcde g2 z2
||:aecf edce | aece g2 fg |1aecf ecac | Bcde g2 fg :| afge fdec | Bcde fdfa ||

Eight comments

Margaree

It seems a place name in Cape Breton.

The g’s in bars 2 and 6 of the A-part should be natural.

Here is the version which was worked on at Boxwood 2007 - I think it is pretty close to the version Chris Norman plays.

T:Margaree Reel
M:C|
S:Boxwood 2007
R:Reel
K:D
e/e/e ed cAAB | AEAg fdfa | e/e/e ed c2 Ac |1 Bcde fdfa :|2 Bcde fdf^g
||:abaf ecce | abag fdf^g | abaf ecac |1 Bcde fdf^g :|2 Bcde g2 z2
||:aecf edce | aece g2 fg |1aecf ecac | Bcde g2 fg :| afge fdec | Bcde fdfa ||

I think the arrangement was by Chris Norman/David Greenberg. And it was third in a set with Calum Crubach then Victoria Reel and then the Margaree reel. I have typed in the abc from the sheet music they handed out.