The Margaree reel

Also known as A Margaree, Donalbane, West Margaree.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Margaree has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Margaree has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
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||
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2
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.