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MRS. WILLS. Scottish, Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by dancing master George Jenkins, perhaps for the spouse of Alexander Wills, who, like Jenkins was a dancing master. The two were contemporaries and were the most famous dancing masters of turn-of-the-19th-century London. In addition to teaching the then-fashionable Scotch dances, Alexander Wills was also associated with popularizing the Irish style of dancing in London, publishing Ten Fashionable Irish Dances in 1800.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 2), 1895; p. 18.

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