Miss Ferguson of Kilkerran

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MISS FERGUSON OF KILKERRAN. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1782 collection (p. 40).

Kilkerran is the ancient seat of a branch of Clan Ferguson in Ayrshire, dating from probably the 12th century, although the first certain record is that of John Fergusson of Kilkerran in 1464.

Kilkerran, Ayrshire

There are the ruins of a castle at Kilkerran, originally built around 1500 but abandoned by the family in the 1730's.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: John Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets etc.), Glasgow, 1782; p. 40.

Recorded sources:

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