The Lintie reel

By Donald MacLeod

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Lintie has been added to 1 tune set.

The Lintie has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Lintie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:eA(3(AAA)A2Ac|efec fece|fB(3(BBB)B2BA|(3(BBB)fe (3(fff)af|
eA(3(AAA)A2Ac|efec fece|fgaf ecac|1 Bcef A2af:|2 Bcef A2cd||
|:e3f eA(3(AAA)|AceA ceAc|f3g fB(3(BBB)|BdfB dfaf|
e3f eA(3(AAA)|AceA ceAc|fgaf ecac|1 Bcef A2cd:|2 Bcef A2z2||
X: 2
T: The Lintie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
af|:eAAA A2 Ac|efec fece|fBBB BcBA|Bffe f2 af|
eAAA A2 Ac|efec fece|faaf ecaA|1 Bcef A2 af:|2 Bcef A2 cd||
|:~e3f ecce|AceA ceAc|~f3a fBBd|BdfB dfaf|
~e3f ecce|AceA ceAc|faaf ecaA|1 Bcef A2 cd:|2 Bcef A2||
# Added by DaveF .

Four comments

As promised, the third tune in the Iron Horse’s reel set beginning with “The Cape Breton Fiddler’s…”. There is one more tune to this set which I will write out soon, and I would extremely grateful for the name of! I have searched high and low for it (that is, I spent several hours googling) to no avail. The Lintie is out there, but appears to feature more regularly as a kind of marching reel done by Pipe brigades. Each to their own, but I prefer it on the fiddle!

By the way, any advice about ornaments and other ABC notation will be appreciated, if given kindly! I am brand new to this, I think it’s a great idea, but I’m bound to be making mistakes!

By the way, the tune is by Donald McLeod.

I’ve corrected a couple of wrong notes I noticed when the tune was transposed into dots, and also changed the notation for the ornamentation. I wasn’t sure how to write them, but seeing the dots makes me realise that they look much better as triplets than as two accidentals preceding a crochet (though of course the truth of the matter lies somewhere in between…)