David Earl of Cassil's Reel
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DAVID EARL OF CASSIL'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1782 collection (p. 21). The Earl of Cassilis at the time of publication of Riddell's second collection was David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassilis (c. 1734-1792), a Scottish peer who in 1777 rebuilt Culzean Castle, a vast manor situated on a cliff on the Ayrshire coast near Maybole. Lord Cassilis never married, and the baronetcy became extinct on his death. See also Riddell's "Lord Cassilis's Reel."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. for the Violin), 1782; p. 21.