The Miller of Drone
Composed by Nathaniel Gow and published in the Complete Repository, Vo.2 (1799).
Scotland: The Miller of Drone (traditional)
Once an essential element of any Scots fiddler's repertoire.
Ireland: The Miller of Drone
The Flanagan Brothers, who became colourful Irish entertainers in the United States, recorded their version of The Miller of Drone in 1929. The above setting is by present-day banjo player Angelina Carberry.
USA: Grey Eagle
The American version of the tune acquired the title Grey Eagle, and was widespread up to the 78rpm era, when it was recorded by, among others, Eck Robertson and Smith's Garage Fiddle Band. This setting is transcribed from the playing of old time fiddler Earl Collins, from his 1975 album 'That's Earl'.