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X:1 T:Ardemersay Cottage M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 25) B: N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B2|A3FD3F E3E (E2FG)|A3FD3F (ABc2) d2B2|A3FD3F E2E2E2g2|f2d2c2A2 B2c2d2:| A2|d2e2f2d2 e2d2c2A2|d2e2f2d2 e2f2 B4|d2e2f2d2 e2f2d2A2|B3dF3A B3c d2A2| d2e2f2d2 e2d2c2A2|d2e2f2d2 e2f2 B4|d2e2f2a2 e2f2d2A2|B3dF3A B3c d2||

Ardemersay Cottage, pen and ink and watercolor by John Francis Campbell
ARDEMERSAY COTTAGE. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Ardemersay Cottage or Ardimersay Shooting Cottage, Islay, near Kidalton House on the southeast shore of the island, was described as "a charming reed-thatched Regency pavilion". It was for several years the home of the Port Ellen Distillery founder and owner John Ramsay of Kildalton (1815-`892), who improved the structure, replacing the thatch roof with slate, but when it still proved difficult to weatherproof he built the present Kildalton House in 1870. The The cottage was demolished in 1935.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), Glasgow, c. 1822; p. 25.

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