Colonel Ridley's Quickstep
X:1 T:Col. Ridley's Quick March T:Newcastle Bridge C:Abraham Mackintosh M:6/8 L:1/8 R:March or Jig B:Mackintosh - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs, etc. (n.d., p. 20) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A e/d/|c2A ABc|BGE E2d|cAc edc|B2B Bed| c2A ABc|BGE E2d|c/d/ec dBG|AAA A2:| |:e/d/|cde edc|def fed|cAc edcc|B2B Bed| cde edc|def fga|ece dBG|AAA A2:|]
COLONEL RIDLEY'S QUICKSTEP. AKA and see "Col. Ridley's Quick March," "Newcastle Bridge," "Ridley's Quickstep." Scottish, March (6/8 time). A Major (MacIntosh): A Minor (Gatherer). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Abraham Mackintosh (b. 1765), son of Robert "Red Rob" Mackintosh, who followed his father's profession as musician and dancing master. Abraham published one collection in Edinburgh in 1792 (Thirty New Strathspey Reels), and a second sometime later. By the first decade of the 19th century he had removed to Newcastle-on-Tyne, where his is recorded as being a musician and dancing master. He died around 1808. The original version "Colonel Ridley's" was set in in A Major, set in minor by Nigel Gatherer in modern times. The march is also employed as a jig for Scottish Country Dancing.