Annotation:Highway to Eglintoune (The)

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X:1 T:Highway to Eglintoune, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Riddell of Ayr – Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. B:for the Violin (1782, p. 27) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C e|(c>dc) GEG|cGE C2e|(c>dc) GEG|dDD D2e| (c>dc) GEG|cGE CDE|(FAF) (EFE)|dDD D2:| |:e|(c2 e/f/) gec|gec c2e|(c2 e/f/) gec|afd d2e| (c2 e/f/) gec|(c>dc) gec|(fgf) efe|afd d2:|]

HIGHWAY TO EGLINTOUNE, THE. AKA - "High Way to Eglinton (The)." AKA and see "Scotch Ramble (1)." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Ayrshire fiddler-composer biography:John Riddell's 1782 second collection (p. 27), however the melody was earlier printed in England as "Scotch Ramble (1)" in London publisher Charles & Samuel Thompson's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1771. 'Eglintoune' probably refers to Eglinton Castle [1], a large Gothic castellated mansion in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland. It was the ancient seat of the Earls of Eglinton, but fell into decline and finally was demolished in the decades after World War II.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. for the Violin), 1782; p. 27.

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