Mrs. Douglas Of Ednam reel

Also known as Lady Ross Of Balnagowan.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Mrs. Douglas Of Ednam has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Mrs. Douglas Of Ednam
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d|{d}cA A/A/A A2 c|dBcA GBBd|cA A/A/A A2 c|defg aAA:|
d|ceae ceae|ceae fBBd|ceae ceae|fdec A/A/A Ad|
ceae ceae|ceae fBBd|ceag fedc|dfec A2 fe|]
ABC
X: 2
T: Mrs. Douglas Of Ednam
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d|{d}cA A/A/A (A2 Ac)|dBcA GBBd|cA A/A/A A2 Ac|defg aAA:|
d|cea(e {a}fe)ae|ceae fBBd|ceae feae|fdec A/A/A Ad|
ceae feae|ceae fBBd|ceag fedc|dfec A/A/A A2|]
ABC
X: 3
T: Mrs. Douglas Of Ednam
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d | ceae ceae | ceae fBBd | ceae fedc | dBed cAA :|
d | c>A A/A/A EAAc | dBcA GBBd | c>A A/A/A EAAc | defg aAA :|
ABC

Three comments

Mrs. Douglas Of Ednam

Learned from the playing of Winston "Scotty" FitzGerald off his Classic Cuts. Ednam is a village north of Kelso, Scotland in the Scottish Borders. The Athole Collection has another name on it of Lady Ross of Balnagowan that is solidly in the Highlands…great tune anyway and a blast to play.

Second setting

Slight correction in the 1st and 3rd bars of the A part here along with a different note (f#) in bars 1, 3 and 5 of the B that can give it a more Irishy feel to my ears. The weird bowing in bar 1 of the A part shows how I was getting notes all whawkerjawed in the first setting posted. I’d like to think that it wouldn’t really be a "weird" bowing to those of you who play any Appalachian tunes, sort of a push on an up-bow.

I would like to say that it is incredibly hilarious to me how W.S.F. shows a blatant disregard for what is written in the Athole Collection. It also appears in Kerr’s MM 2, but I don’t have a copy. The A part in the Athole Collection is what Winston plays as the B, but with 4 more bars of course, some of which are pilfered from the rest of the Athole setting. I love creative fiddlers like W.S.F.

Mrs Douglas Of Ednam

Nice tune, Dan - thanks. I’ve added the setting you mentioned from Kerr’s Merry Melodies (X:3 above). The Athole Collection version has differences in the B part (your A part).