Edinburgh, for Malcolm Macdonald
Edinburgh, Corri & Sutherland, R. Bremner, R. Ross and all the Music Sellers in Town and Country. Price 2/6 [corrected edition is 3/]
A K Bell Library, Perth (GB-P)
The collection contains mostly strathspeys and reels, and a few jigs. Macdonald was cellist to Niel Gow, and the book includes tunes by both Niel and Nathaniel. It also has a subscribers list. Price 2/6 [corrected edition is 3/]
Whilst there are occasional double-stops in the tunes, the basslines are always simple, almost as austere as McGlashan's.
Handwritten note indicates 1st, uncorrected, edition.
34 x 24
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-DUcl 7073 (original edition)
GB-En Glen 293 (1) (original edition?)
GB-Lbl G.229.a.(2) (original edition?)
GB-Lcs R.180 (microfilm copy of GB-Lbl G.229.a(2))
GB-Gm M8849 / 786.45 ('Corrected by NIEL GOW at Dunkeld.' dated 1791? in GB-Gm catalogue)
GB-P Bf31 ('Corrected by NIEL GOW at Dunkeld.')