Lady Mary Montgomery's Reel (2)

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X:1 T:Lady Mary Montgomery's Reel [2] C:Robert Mackintosh M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 24) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F A|CFAc f2 (cA)|dBcF (EGGB)|AFAf {e}d2 cF|EG (dc/B/) AFF:| c|(f/e/f/g/) fc afgc|(Bd/f/) (Ac) Bdgb|fagc dfeA|BGTcB (AFFc)| (f/e/f/g/) fc aefc|dB (b/a/g/f/) egc_e|dBdb cAca|BGTc>B AFF||




LADY MARY MONTGOMERY'S REEL [2]. AKA and see "Lady Betty Cochrane's Reel (2)." Scottish, Reel (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Lady Mary Montgomery's Reel (2)" was composed by Edinburgh fiddler-composer and bandleader Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) and was printed in his Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels (c. 1804). However, it is a re-titling by Mackintosh of a decades earlier composition entitled "Lady Betty Cochrane's Reel (2)", issued by him in both reel and strathspey variants.

The repurposed tune was perhaps for Lady Mary Montgomery (1787-1848, sometimes Montgomerie), daughter and only surviving child of Archibald, 11th Earl of Eglinton, and his wife Frances Twysden. In March, 1803, Mary married Archibald (1773-1814), Lord Montgomery, a Major-General in the army. The major-general died on his way home from Alicant in Spain soon after the new year, January, 1814, and was interred at Gibraltar. Their only surviving son, William, had been born in 1812, and, seven years after his birth became the 13th Earl of Eglinton on the death of this grandfather (in 1819). After his death Mary remarried to Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb, 2nd Bt., in 1815.


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Printed sources : - Robert Mackintosh (A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels), 1804; p. 24.






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