Annotation:Miss Gordon of Cairnfield’s Reel

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X:1 T:Miss Gordon of Cairnfield’s Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Marshall – 1781 Collection Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb E|E2 (B,D) FD BF|DB,FD ECCE|D2 (B,D) FDBF|ecdA BB,B,:| e|defd gefd|ecdB ecce|defd gefd|(gab)f dBBe| defd gefd|ecdc eccd|dB,fD GEBG|FDGE DB,B,||

MISS GORDON OF CAIRNFIELD'S REEL. AKA and see "Miss McPhearson's Reel." Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Biography:William Marshall (1748-1833), first appearing in his 1781 collection (p. 4). Cairnfield was the site of a house that was demolished in 1802 to make way for a new one which survives today. The name cairnfield derives from a Pictish cairn that one could be found on the site (Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999).

William Marshall

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1781 Collection, p. 4.

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