Lady Madelina Gordon's Reel

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X:1 T:Lady Madalina Gordon M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F CFAF CGBG|CFAF EF/G/ EC|CFAF CGBG|cABG F/F/F ~F2:| fg/a/ fc dBcA|BGAF EF/G/ EC|FcAc FdBd|cfeg f/f/f ~fg| afge fcdB|cABG EF/G/ EC|CFAF CGBG|cABG F/F/F ~F2||



LADY MADELINA/MADALINA GORDON('S REEL). Scottish, Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833), first published in his 1781 collection. Lady Madelina (1772-1847) was the second daughter Marshall's employer, Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, and his wife Jane Maxwell, Duchess of Gordon. Madelina married first (in 1795) Sir Robert Sinclair of Caithness and later (in 1805) Charles Fyche-Palmer of Luckely Park, Berkshire. See also notes for Marshall's "Lady Madelina Sinclair's Birthday."

William Marshall
A version of "Lady Madelina Gordon" appears as an untitled reel in the second book (No. 53, p. 11) of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 54 and the 1781 Collection, p. 6 (appears as "Lady Madaline Gordon's Reel"). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 242.

Recorded sources: -



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