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[Aird's Reels]
by James Aird



Full title: [Aird's Reels]

Publisher: [Glasgow: Printed & Sold by A McGoun at his Music Shop Argyle Street]

Printer: [McGoun]

Date: [1804]

Description:

This book is bound together with A Favourite Collection of Scots Tunes in the GB-Gm copy, has the running title 'J. Aird's Reels', and is grouped similarly thus: 'No. 2 J. Aird's Reels' etc., and with printers marks A 16, B 16.
The two books look almost identical in layout and engraving. A pencil note indicates 'WM 1804' on the flyleaf of GB-Gm copy.

Notes:

Aird's Reels has for the most part simple 4-beat basslines, some with chords, dyads or octaves. There is a clear distinction in bass style between the Scots Tunes and Reels.Many tunes are not found elsewhere; this is material of character. Aird's Reels has a wild version of 'The Haggies of Dumbar' which moves between A major and minor (key-signature of two sharps and plenty of C naturals added). The tune, 'I winnae gang to bed till I'm married' appears as 'I'll no gang to my bed till I get a Nod'

Gore:

Biographical info: Aird (c.1750-1795) was a Glasgow music seller, copperplate printer and publisher between c.1779-179. (Glen 1, x-xi; Alburger).

Location(s):

GB-A
Aberdeen University Library
GB-Bu
Birmingham University Library
GB-Cu
Cambridge University Library
GB-DUcl
Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
GB-En
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
GB-Ep
Edinburgh City Library
GB-Eu
Edinburgh University Library
GB-Gm
Mitchell Library, Glasgow
GB-Grc
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
GB-Gu
University of Glasgow Library
GB-Lam
Royal Academy of Music, London
GB-Lbl
British Library, London
GB-Lcm
Royal College of Music, London
GB-Lcs
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
GB-Mp
Manchester Public Library
GB-Mr
Manchester University Library
GB-NTu
Newcastle University Library
GB-Ob
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
GB-P
A K Bell Library, Perth
GB-SA
Saint Andrews University Library
GB-SHE
Sheffield University Library
IRL-Dn
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
IRL-Dtc
Trinity College Dublin

GB-Gm M8852, catalogued as McGibbon

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