Sleepy Maggie

Pixie-Bob

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First things first - Sleepy Maggie is NOT Irish, it's Scottish. It's the only Scottish tune in my Celtic Electric album. What's the difference between a Scottish and an Irish traditional reel? The Scots reel is more melodically complex over a greater span of time. So whereas an Irish reel generally has a single A and a B part, the Scottish reel may well have an A and a B and a C and a.. and so on. This is the case with Sleepy Maggie. There is an Irish version called Drowsy Maggie, but I preferred this one. It is also the only one of my Celtic tracks to feature a Yamaha DX7 - can you spot it?

 




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