Annotation:Ardkinlass’s Delight

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X:1 T:Ardkinlass’s Delight M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Slow" R: Air N:Set in ‘D’ for the German Flute, No. 158. B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 159, p. 178) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb B,2|D2F2G2B2|c2d2 f3g|f2 gf (gf)(dB)|(B/c/d) (c2c2)B,2| D2F2G2B2|c2d2 g/a/b g2|(fg)fd c3B|(B/c/d) B2 B2:| |:f2|d2f2 gab2|(fg)(fd) c3B|(dB)(df) (gf)(dB)|B/c/d c4B2| G2B2D2F2|G2B2 g/a/b g2|(fg)(fd) Tc3B|(B/c/d) B2B2:|]

ARDKINGLAS'S DELIGHT. Scottish, Air (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears to be unique to Glasgow musician and music publisher James Aird's Selection, vol. 3 (1788). Ardkinglas is an estate in Argyll. A castle existed on the site in the early 16th century, demolished and replaced by a manor house in the mid-18th century; by 1822 this manor house was derelict. The estate was purchases by explosives expert Sir Andrew Noble (1831-1915), who built a fine country house in the the traditional style in 1906. The house exists as a private residence today.

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; No. 159, p. 178.

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