Countess of Lothean's Reel (The)
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COUNTESS OF LOTHEAN'S REEL. AKA and see "Blackthorn (The)," "Countess of Louden's Reel," "Old Blackthorn (The)," "Rising Sun (2) (The)," "Jolly Clam-diggers (1) (The)," "Mahon's Reel." Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. As with a number of tunes from Aird's fifth collection, the melody was entered into the large 1840 music copybook (p. 241) of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1797; No. 40, p. 16.