Miss Wilhelmina MacDowal’s Reel—of Arndilly

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MISS WILHELMINA MACDOWAL'S REEL--OF ARNDILLY. AKA - "Miss W. MacDowal of Arndilly." Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833), and one of several of his tunes dedicated to the MacDowal Grant family. Miss Wilehlmina was the daughter of David McDowell Grant of Arndilly House, a Morayshire chateau situated bty the River Spey at the foot of Ben Aigan in a wooded area. The father was a land improver whose daughter was baptised in 1804 (Moyra Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999).
Arndilly House
Arndilly House lies to the north of Craigellachie in Moray.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 44. Stewart-Robertston (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 79.

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