Miss McDonald reel

Also known as Ingean Ní Mic Domnaill, Lady McDonald, Lady McDonald’s, Miss MacDonald, Miss McDonald’s, Miss McDonalds.

There are 31 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Corn Stack (a few times), The Donegal Traveller (a few times) and Drag Her Round The Road (a few times).

Miss McDonald has been added to 7 tune sets.

Miss McDonald has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Miss McDonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BG G2 BdcA | BGBd g2 fg | aAAG ABcA |1 Bdef gedc :|2 Bdef gedB ||
G3 D EDB,D | G3 D B,G,B,D | G3 D EDB,D |1egdB BAAB :|2 egdB cdef ||
gd d2 gagf | edef gdBd | gd d2 gagf | edef g3 f |
gd d2 gagf | edef gdBd | g3 a gfed | egfa g3 d |
egdB cBAB | GB B2 GB B2 | egdB cBAB | GEDE G4 |
egdB cBAB | GB B2 GBdB | e3 g f3 e | dfaf gedc |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Miss McDonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BG~G2 BdcA|BGBd g2fg|aA~A2 ABcA|1 Bdef gedc:|2 Bdef gedB||
|:~G3D EDB,D|~G3D B,G,B,D|~G3D EDB,D|1 egdB BAAB:|2 egdB BA~A2||
|gdBd ~g3f|edef gdBd|gdBd ~g3f|edef g2gf|
gdBd gdBd|~g3f gdBd|~g3a gfed|egfa g3d||
|egdB cBAB|GB~B2 GABd|egdB cBAB|GEDE G2Bd|
egdB cBAB|GB~B2 GABd|~e3g ~f3e|dfaf gedc||
X: 3
T: Miss McDonald
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:B>G (3GGG BGdG|B>G (3GGG g2 fg|aA (3AAA AcBA|[1(3Bcd ef gedc:|[2(3Bcd ef gedB||
|:TGFGD EDEF|GFGD B,G,B,D|TGFGD EDEG|[1(3efg dB BAAB:|[2(3efg dB BAAf||
g>d (3ddd gagf|edef gdBd| g>d (3ddd gagf|edef (3ggg ga|
gdBd gdBd|edef gdBd|g2 ({a}g)f gbag|edef gbaf||
e2 dB BAAB|GBdB GBdg|e2 dB cABA|GEDE G2 ~g2|
(3efg dB cABA|GBdB GBdg|(3efg dB cABA|GEDE G2|]
# Added by Moxhe .

Five comments

Miss McDonald

A 4-part reel that’s not heard that often. I can’t remember where it came from, but it has been recorded by "Boys Of The Lough". McDonald would suggest Scottish origin, but that’s pure speculation on my part.

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Miss McDonald

I’ve heard this played occasionally in sessions. A fine tune with a driving rhythm that deserves more exposure.
Trevor

Lady McDonald’s

It’s known as Lady McDonald’s on Happy to Meet

Miss McDonald, X:3

Here is the version which appears in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 93, no. 486, as Miss McDonald, Ingean Ní Mic Domnaill.

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