Mrs. Campbell Ardmore's Reel

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X:1 T:Mrs. Campbell Ardmore’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. 9) 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:Bb B2 FE DEFD|B,DFG (GF)ED|B2 dB cBAF|GccB {B}A2 GF:| B2 (dB) fBgB|bBfB (ed)cB|AFcF dFcF|ABcd {B}A2 GF| B2 (dB) fBgB|bBfB (ed)cB|ABGB EBDB|CccB {B}A2 GF||



MRS. CAMPBELL ARDMORE'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mrs. Campbell of Ardmore's Reel" was composed by Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay (born 1775), probably for Helen Campbell of Ardmore (1769-?), the spouse of Archibald Campbell. Mackay composed tunes for the entire Campbell of Ardmore family, including children, all of which appear in his A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes (c. 1822). See note for "Mr. Archibald Campbell Ardmore's Reel" for more on Mackay and the family.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), Glasgow, c. 1822; p. 9.






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