Doctor Laing-Fochabers

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DOCTOR LAING - FOCHABERS. Scottish, Slow Reel. E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABBCD. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Dr. Laing who lived at Fochabers and moved to Boharm, Keith, according to Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999), who says that one of his students described him as "twaddling fiddling bodach!" (bodach is Gaelic for 'old man'), after witnessing one of his operations in Aberdeen.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 26.

Recorded sources:




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