Miss Niel of Barnwiel's Reel

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X:1 T:Miss Niel of Barnwiel's Reel C:John Hall M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:John Hall – “A Selection of Strathspeys Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jigs” (c. 1818, p. 32) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104981834 N:”Printed and sold by John Hall, at his Music Room.” N:Hall (1788-1862) was a music teacher in Ayr, Scotland. His dancing master’s ‘kit’ N:(a small fiddle) used in his dancing lessons, is still preserved. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c|fffg affd|cAfA BGGc|fffg affg|edg=B {B}c2c:| |:_B|ABcf dfcf|fgab aggB|AGFf fedf|cABG {G}F2F:|]



MISS NIEL OF BARNWIEL'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Miss Neil of Barnweil's Reel" (note corrected spellings "Neil" and "Barnweil") was composed by Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Hall (1788-1862). Barnweil Hill (153 m or 503 ft) is a prominent location in the parish of Craigie, South Ayrshire, Scotland, and the eighteenth century estate Barnweil House stands on the north-east slope of the hill. Captain William Neill of Barnweil inherited Swindridgemuir House and estate near Dalry on the condition that he assumed the name 'Smith', thus becoming 'Smith-Neill' of Barnweil and Swinridgemuir. The town of Barnweil no longer exists.


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Printed sources : - John Hall (A Selection of Strathspeys Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jigs), c. 1818; p. 32.






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