Annotation:Gray Stone of Ardnahow (The)

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X:1 T:Gray Stone of Ardnahow, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 3) 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 A|d2 df B/B/B e2|.d.c.B.A .G.F.E.D|d2 (df) B/B/B g2|agfe d2d:| |:B|AGFE DEFD|(GE)FD EB,B,d|AGFE DEFG|Dgfe d2d:|]

Loch Ardnahoe, Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland
GRAY STONE OF ARDNAHOW, THE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Loch Ardhahoe (note sp.) is a deep inland loch on the inner Hebridean island of Islay, separated from the Sound of Islay by a small ridge. The settlement of Ardnahoe is on the shore of the loch, and there is a modern-day distillery located there that draws waters from the loch.

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Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), Glasgow, c. 1822; p. 3.

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