Edinburgh, Malcolm MacDonald
Sold by all the Music Shops in Town and Cuntry [sic]
A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)
The collection contains reels, strathspeys (with few dotted rhythms, some without) and jigs. The book is dedicated to Mrs Baird of Newbyth: Newbyth House is in East Lothian.
The basslines are mostly simple but have character, using stock patterns with occasional quirky variation such as unexpected arpeggios, runs and dyads.
Handwritten index page, and manuscript page pasted on verso of titlepage.
20 x 27
Malcolm Macdonald was born in Dunkeld (c.1750), and was active c.1785-1800. He was sometime cellist to Niel Gow. (Alburger, 117; Glen 1, xii)
GB-En Glen 136
GB-En Glen 293