Countess of Eglinton's Delight

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 Theme code Index    3L5L23 3L5L26L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Niel Gow
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Niel & Nathaniel Gow
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 1
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1800
 Title of recording    
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COUNTESS OF EGLINTON'S DELIGHT. Scottish, Jig. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). The Gow's dedicated their Fourth Collection (1800) to the Earl of Eglinton. His Countess was Eleanora Hamilton (1743-1817), daughter of Robert Hamilton of Bourtree Hill, Ayr, and Anne Cunningham. She married her cousin, the 12th Earl of Eglinton, Hugh Montgomerie, in 1772, and seems to have been content to stay out of the limelight and raise her family. A portrait of her, seated playing the harp, was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1777.

Printed source: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 327. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 1.

T:Countess of Eglinton's Delight
B:Gow - Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1800)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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