Miss Margaret MacDougal of Ardbeg Strathspey
X:1 T:Miss Margaret MacDougal of Ardbeg Strathspey C:Alexander Mackay M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 3) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104487947 N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin DGB,G DGBd|cFAd cFAF|DGB,G DGBd|cFcA G2G2:| GgBg dGBG|(FG) Af cFAF|GgBg dGBd|cF d/c/B/A/ G2G2| GgBg dGBG|(FG) Af cFAF|GBAc Bdcf|dBcA G2G2||
MISS MARGARET MACDOUGAL OF ARDBEG STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Margaret MacDougall was a member of the founding family of the famous Islay whisky Ardbeg. The distillery formally opened in 1815 under John MacDougall. His son Alexander (see Mackay's Mr. Alexander MacDougall Ardbeg's Reel") took over operations at the distillery and, when he died in 1853 it was run by Colin Hay, and Alexander's sisters, Margaret and Flora, who are among the earliest female distillers in Scotland. See note for "Mr. Alexander MacDougall Ardbeg's Reel" for more.