Mrs. Gordon of Knockespoch

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MRS. GORDON OF KNOCK(E)SPOCH. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. An 18th century composition 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.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 151, p. 43. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, p. 10.

Recorded sources: Boot Records, Jerry Holland - “Master Cape Breton Fiddler” (1982). Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005).




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