Machioness of Huntly's Jig (The)
Back to Machioness of Huntly's Jig (The)
MARCHIONESS OF HUNTLY'S JIG. Scottish, Slow Jig. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for Alexander (1743-1827), the 4th Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall's music. The Marchioness, Elizabeth Brodie (1794-1864), was wife to George (1770-1836), Marquis of Huntly and the future 5th Duke of Gordon. Despite a number of tunes composed in her honor, Hunter (1988) says she was more partial to psalms and hymn tunes than dance music. See note to Marchioness of Huntly (1) (The) for more.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 1.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index