Lord Eglinton (2)

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LORD EGLINTOUNE [2]. AKA - "Lord Eglintoune's Reel." Scottish, Reel (cut time). B Flat Major (Riddell): D Major (Davidson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (McGlashan): AAB (Davidson, Reticule): AA'B (Riddell): AA'BB' (Glen). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1782 collection (p. 33), published in Glasgow by James Aird. It also appears in several other period publications, including Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie's 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances (1796), Joshua Campbell's Collection of the Newest & Best Reels and Minuets (c. 1788, p. 57), Napier's Selection of Dances & Strathspey's (1798, p. 10), and others.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anonymous (A Companion to the reticule), 1833; p. 6. G.H. Davidson (Davidson's Gems of Scottish Melody), n.d. (c. 1830's); p. 32. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 15. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 30. John Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. for the Violin), 1782; p. 33.

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