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ASHLEY'S FLAG. AKA - "Astley's Flag," "Distillery Hay." English, Reel. England, North-West. B Flat Major. Standard. AABB. The tune first appears in Longman, Lukey & Broderips's Bride's Favourite Collection of 200 Select Country Dances, Cotillions and Allemands (London, 1776). Transported to America it appears as "Astley's Flag" in Joshua Cushing's Fifer's Companion (pg. 49) printed in 1805 in Salem, Massachusetts, and in the Elisha Belknap manuscript, compiled in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1784 as "Distillery Hay" (a title which refers probably to the circle-eight dance figure called a 'hey' or 'hay'). Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 100.

EASTER ELCHIES. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard. AAB. An 18th century melody composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Easter Elchies (as opposed to Wester Elchies) was an estate built in 1754 by Lord Elchies on a height on the west bank of the river Spey. It bought four years later by the 6th Earl of Findlater (d. 1770). Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall) relates that the 6th Earl's successor made an unfortunate jest at the expense of the Jane, Duchess of Gordon. It seems that a ship had been built called The Duchess of Gordon, replete with copper sheathing on its underside to help deter rot and marine animals, as was the inovation of the era. James Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Findlater and 4th Earl of Seafield (1750-1811), was overheard to remark to Brodie of Brodie the "I aye kent the Duchess had a brass neck and a brazen face, but I niver kent she had a copper arse." Jane was not amused, and pursued the matter in the courts. Findlater fled to his estate in the German country of Saxony, and never did return to Scotland. The famous Macallan distillery, founded in 1824, is at Easter Elchies and produces a fine single malt whiskey. Cranford (Jerry Holland's), 1995; No. 161, pg. 46. Kerr (Merry Melodies), Vol. 3; No. 158, pg. 19. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 58. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 243. Boot Records, Jerry Holland - "Master Cape Breton Fiddler" (1982).
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R:Reel
B:The Athole Collection
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MISS TAYLOR('S REEL--KEITH). Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard. AB (Marshall): AA'B (Athole): AA'BB' (Kerr). 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), thinks Miss Taylor may have either been the daughter of George Keith who founded the Milton Distillery of Keith (now owned by Chivas), or the daughter of a schoolmaster in Keith, Mr. Taylor. Kerr (Merry Melodies), Vol. 3; No. 128, pg. 15. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 48. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 81.
T:Miss Taylor
L:1/8
M:C|
R:Reel
B:The Athole Collection
K:C
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CEGc ecGE|FAde fdBG|cege agfe|gAdc cBAG|EFGc ecGE|FAde fdBG|
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MRS. BROWN('S REEL) OF LINKWOOD. Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Mrs. Brown was probably the wife of either George Brown or his son Peter Brown. The Browns were surveyors, and Peter turned the whiskey still at Linkwood into a licensed distillery that still produces spirits toady (Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999). Marshall may have come in contact with the Browns through his interest in surveying, or in the context of his employment as Steward of the Household for the Duke of Gordon (the elder Brown was factor for forty years to the Earl of Findlater). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 79. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 60. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 252.
T:Mrs. Brown of Linkwood
L:1/8
M:C|
R:Reel
B:The Athole Collection
K:E Minor
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