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DRUM HOUSE. AKA - "Mr. Hay's Favorite." Scottish, Scots Measure or March (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). The House of Drum [1], Edinburgh, was designed and built in 1725 by architect William Adam, for James, 12th Lord Somerville. incorporating part of an older structure built in 1584 by John Milne, the King's Master Mason. It boasted Scotland's first venetian window. The tune appears in Malcolm MacDonald's Fourth Collection (1797) as "General Campbell of Monzie's Welcome Home," with no composer attribution.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 24.

Recorded sources:




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