Honorable Mrs. Maule
X:1 T:Honorable Mrs. Maule’s Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel C:"by Robert Mackintosh" B:Petrie – Second Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. (1796, p. 3) N:”Humbly dedicated to Mrs. Garden of Troup by Robert N:Petrie at Kirkmichael.” F: http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/5/57/IMSLP559819-PMLP901954-rob_petrie_second_collection_118402151.23.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A e|a2 (ed) cAec|Bcde fBbg|a2 (ed) cAec|dfed cAA:| e|(c/B/A) (EA) cAec|Bcde fBed|(c/B/A) (EA) cAec|dBed c(AAe)| (c/B/A) (EA) cAec|Bcde fBed|cefd eabg|afed cAA||
HONORABLE MRS. MAULE'S REEL. AKA and see "Bognor Rocks," "Linen Cap (The)," "Princess of Wales (2) (The)," "Sheep Shanks." Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Robert Mackintosh, 'Red Rob'. It was included by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances (1796, p. 3). Petrie was a friend of the Maule family, and a sometimes participant in Ramsay Maule's escapades. See note for "Mr. Maule’s Frolick" for more on the family.
Researcher and musician Fr. John Quinn finds later Irish versions of the tune, nearly identical to Macintosh's tune, as "Linen Cap (The)" in Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903, sourced to Tipperary fiddler Edward Cronin), and as an untitled reel in the music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and cleric James Goodman (vol. 3, p. 136 in ms., and No. 827 in Shiled's Tunes of the Munster Pipers, vol. 2). Fr. Quinn also cites a cognate Highland pipe setting in William Ross's collection under the title "Struy Lodge." Conor Ward finds the tune as "Princess of Wales (The)" in one of David Glen's Highland bagpipe collections. Compare also with Goodman's "Kilkenny Hunt (The)."