Honorable Margaret Erskine’s Reel (The)
HONORABLE MARGARET ERSKINE'S REEL, THE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Borders fiddler-composer John Pringle (c. 1770-c. 1807). Pringle's tune probably honors Margaret Erskine (1772-1848), Marchioness of Ailsa, Dowager of Dun, the second and youngest daughter of John Erskine of Dun, Forfarshire. She married, in 1794, Archibald Kennedy, 1st Marquess of Ailsa.
Margaret died of influenza at St. Margaret's, Isleworth, Middlesex, England.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Pringle (A Second Collection of Strathspeys, Reels & Jiggs &c.), c. 1805.