Mackintosh, Robert

Biographical info

Robert Mackintosh (c.1745-1807, known as "Red Rob") was a fiddler and composer from Tullymet; he worked in Edinburgh and played for the Edinburgh Musical Society; led the band at Gentlemen's Concerts in Aberdeen c.1785-88, and moved to London in 1803. (Alburger). He was said to have taught Nathaniel Gow; Glen believes this must have been in Aberdeen. (Glen 1, xi)

Sources authored by

Title Year
Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels [1783]
Sixty eight New Reels Strathspeys and Quicksteps [1793]
A 3d. Book of Sixty eight New Reels & Strathspeys [1796]
A Fourth Book of New Strathspey Reels [1803]
Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey
Macpherson’s Farewell [1783?]
Miss Louisa Drummond, Logiealmond's Delight [18--?]
Miss Dumbreck's Reel [1811-1820?]