Mr. John Campbell Ardmore's Favorite
X:1 T:Mr. John Campbell Ardmore’s Favorite M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 28) 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:G g|BGGB dedc|BGGB d2 Be|cAAB eaed|cAAB e2e:| f|gagf egdg|BGGB d2 ef|(ga)gf eaed|cAAB e2 ef| (ga)gf egdc|BGGB d2 Bd|cBcd efge|aged egd||
MR. JOHN CAMPBELL ARDMORE'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mr. John Campbell Ardmore's Favorite" was first printed in Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes (c. 1822), a second tune for John Campbell (the first being Mackay's own composition "Mr. John Campbell Ardmore's Strathspey." Mackay did not claim this composition, however, and, taking the title at face value it must be assumed that this was a tune that he enjoyed. Mackay was perhaps a music teacher to the family of Archibald and Helen Campbell of Ardmore, Islay. See notes for "Mr. Archibald Campbell Ardmore's Reel" and "Mr. John Campbell Ardmore's Strathspey" for more.