Mr. John MacDougall Ardbeg's Reel

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X:1 T:Mr. John MacDougall Ardbeg's Reel C:Alexander Mackay 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. 24) B: 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:D d2 AF DFAF|d2 AF Eeec|d2 AF DFAF|GBAF Eeec:| d2 (fd) adfd|d2 (fd) BecA|d2 (fd) adfd|ceAg fdde| d2 (fd) adfd|d2 (fd) BecA|dfeg fdce|dAFd Eeec||

MR. JOHN MACDOUGALL ARDBEG'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mr. John MacDougall Ardbeg's Reel" was composed by Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay (born c. 1775) and printed in his Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes (c. 1822). The title honors John MacDougall, founder of the Ardbeg distillery, licensed after having produced illicit whisky since 1798. The operations of the distillery, located on the south side of the island, eventually passed to John's brother Archibald, with John devoting himself to agriculture and producing the barley for the business.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), c. 1822; p. 13.

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