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X:1 T:Belleisle March M:C L:1/8 R:March B:Elias Howe – Second Part of the Musician’s Companion (1843, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D2|G2 G>B A2 A>c|B2 g>e {e}d3c|B2 (3dBG A2 (3cAF|G2 G>G G2:| |:D2|d>ed>c B2B2|c>dc>B A2A2|d>ed>c B>cB>c|de dc/B/ {B}A3D| G2 G>B A2 A>c|B2 g>e {e}d3c|B2 (3dBG A2 (3cAF|G2 G>G G2:|]

BELISLE MARCH. AKA and see "Belle Isle's March." AKA - "Belile's March." Scottish, English; March (whole time). G Major (Howe): A Mixolydian (McLachlan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune appears in the [James] Gillespie Manuscript of Perth, 1768, and in a number of musicians' copybook collections on both sides of the Atlantic in the latter 18th century. A dance by that title was mentioned by MacTaggart in an account in The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia of 1824 as being taught at a country dancing school of the time. See more in note for "Belle Isle's March."

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Printed sources : - James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), 1797; p. 21. Elias Howe (Second Part of the Musician’s Companion), 1843; p. 17. John McLachlan (Piper’s Assistant), 1854; No. 51, p. 29.

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