Rory Macnab reel

Also known as The Game Of Love, Jackie Stewart’s, Paddy The Piper, Peggy’s On A Burn, Peggy’s On The Burn, Piper’s Son, Pride Of Rathmore, Roary MacNab, Rory McNabb’s.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Rory Macnab has been added to 5 tune sets.

Rory Macnab has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Rory Macnab
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:e|B2 EG/A/ BGEG|AFDF dFDF|BGEG efba|gef^d e/e/e e:|
B|egfe B/B/B eB|defe d/d/d fd|egfe dBAF|GBAF E/E/E EB|
egfe B/B/B eB|defe d/d/d fd|egfg efde|BdAF E/E/E ~E||
2
X: 2
T: Rory Macnab
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B2 EF/G/ BGEG|AFDF dFDF|BGEG eg/a/ ba|gef^d e/e/e e2:|
|:egfe B/B/B eB|defe d/d/d fd|egfe dBAF|GBAF E/E/E E2:|

Four comments

Rory Macnab

Nice Em reel - goes well with Calliope House. I found it on Ibiblio, where the following info is given.

RORY MACNAB. Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard. AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow, Kerr, Stewart-Robertson). See also Irish variants “The Game of Love,” “Humors of Ballinacarrig,” “Humors of Rockstown,” “Paddy the Piper [1],” “Piper’s Son,” “Pride of Rathmore.” Gow (Complete Repository), Part 1, 1799; pg. 18 (appears as “Roary Macnab”). Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 1; Set 19, No. 4, pg. 12. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 257. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 143. IONA 047, Barra MacNeils – “Traditional Album” (1994. Appears as 2nd tune of “Clumsy Lover” set).

Rory MacNab / Game of Love ?

This seems to be known more widely as The Game of Love, so maybe I should change its main title. (But is there another tune also called Game of Love?)

Jackie Stewart’s

As scored in Robert Bremner’s, “A Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances” published in 1757 and available in IMSLP.

Re: Jackie Stewart’s

“Rory McNab” is the name I know this tune by, but it can also be found as “The Game of Love,” “Humors of Ballinacarrig,” “Humors of Rockstown,” “Paddy the Piper,” “Piper’s Son,” “Pride of Rathmore,” etc, etc. (Sorry to tell you, schriltz, but this tune is already here as “Rory McNab” https://thesession.org/tunes/7419 ).