Miss Johnston of Hilton (1)

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X:1 T:Cork Reel [3], A M:C L:1/8 B:Petrie--Ancient Music of Ireland (1855, No. 136, p. 90) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G g/f/|eEEG B2 B^c|dBAd FDAF|EFGA B2 Bg|f^dBd e2 gf| eEEG B2 B^c|dBAd FDAF|EFGA B2 Bg|f^dBd (e3 e)|| f|eBef gbeg|fadf fdaf|eBef gbeg|f^dBd (e2 e)f| eBef gbeg|fada fdaf|egfa gbac'|bgaf (e2e)||



MISS JOHNSTON OF HIL(L)TON [1]. Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1806). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of a tune by this name in Daniel Dow's c. 1775 collection (p. 24). Gow, in his revised First Collection of 1801, notes Miss Johnston of Hilton was the “late Mrs. Oswald of Auchencruive,” for whom see notes for “Miss Johnston of Hilton's Fancy" and "Mrs. Oswald of Auchincruive (1).”

Niel Gow
Irish collector George Petrie [1] (1790-1866) obtained an untitled version of the tune in Munster and included it in his Ancient Music of Ireland (1855) as "A Cork Reel."


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 287. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 48. Gow (The First Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 26. Petrie (Ancient Music of Ireland), 1855; No. 136, p. 90 (appears as "A Cork Reel"). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 260.

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