Miss Ogilvie of Islabank's Reel

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X:1 T:Miss Ogilvie of Islabank's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Niel Stewart - Six New Reels [2] (c. 1793-1802, p. 2) N:No indication who composed the tune, only that it was N:printed by Edinburgh music seller Stewart & Co. and avaialble N:at Stewart's shop at No. 37 South Bridge Street. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|f2 .e.d (dc)ac|d2 fd cecA|d2 fd Bdgb|agfe (fd)d:| A|GAcA FAdA|EAcA FAdA|GAcA FAdf|(ag).f.e (fd).d.A| GAcA FAdA|EAeA FAdA|gefd Bbge|fdea (fd).d||

MISS OGILVIE OF ISLABANK'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Miss Ogilvie of Islabank's Reel" was printed on a single-sheet issue by Edinburgh music publisher and music seller Niel Stewart, who had a shop at No. 37 South Bridge. The person of the title was Anna Ogilvy, sole child and heiress to James Ogilvy of Islabank or Ruthven, co. Angus. She married Peter Wedderburn in April, 1811, who had served the family firm of Wedderburn & Co. as captain of the Arniston, a ship belonging to his cousin John Wedderburn of Spring Garden and involved in the West India trade. In 1797 he entered the sea service of the East India Company, making 6 voyages (including 2 as commander). He retired from the Company's service in 1810. On the death of Anna's father in 1826 Peter Wedderburn assumed the additional surname Ogilvy. The couple had 5 sons and 3 daughters. 3 of the sons entered the British army and another the EIC army. Peter Wedderburn was left £5000 by his father, drawn from his Jamaican estates.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Niel Stewart (Six New Reel No. 2), c. 1793-1802; p. 2.

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