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DONALD DOW. AKA and see "Daniel Dow's Strathspey," "Lady Charlotte Murray (3)." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. An excellent composition by fiddler-composer Daniel Dow (d. 1783) who hailed from Kirkmichael, Perthsire. Daniel has also been called 'Donald' Dow, and the correct name is undetermined (c.f. John Glen's "Biographical Sketches of Early Scottish Musicians and Musicsellers", 1891). The tune was originally named "Lady Charlot Murray's Reel." The tune was entered (as "Donald Dow's Strathspey") into the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Waverton, Cumbria.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 421. Davie (Davie’s Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 20 (as "Daniel Dow’s Strathspey"). Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 28. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 44-45.