Mrs. Gordon’s Reel—Uvie

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MRS. GORDON('S REEL)--UVIE. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) believes the name ‘Uvie’ to be a misprint and should read Ugie, referring the the Ugie river which runs through Buchan to the sea at Peterhead.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 8. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 35.

Recorded sources:




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