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X:1 T:Drummond Castle [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 B:David Young – Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript (1734, No. 20) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin E|ABA a3|gfe g3|c3 edc|Bdg dBG| ABA a2a|gfe gag|Te3 deg|dBG A2:| |:B|c2c egc|d2d egB|c2c edc|Bdg dBG| c2c egc|deg a2g|Te3 deg|dBG A2:|]

DRUMMOND CASTLE. AKA and see "Matthew Briggs." Scottish, Jig and Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Anderson, Doyle, Emmerson, Hunter, Kerr, Martin): AABB' (Cranford). The melody, described as "old" in the Gow collection, appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript, in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle. It is inscribed "A Collection of Country Dances written for use of his Grace the Duke of Perth by Dav. Young, 1734." Niel Gow published the tune in his Second Collection of 1788. Gow sets the tune in Oswald's giga form, used for Scottish solo jigs, which consists of a specific rhythmic pattern of quarter and eighth notes given by Emmerson (1971). The jig was published by Glasgow publisher James Aird, and appears in English printed and musicians' manuscript collections under the title "Matthew Briggs."

Nigel Gatherer finds similarities to the duple time "Cutting Ferns/Tha Mi Sgith."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1847 music manuscript by Ellis Knowles, a musician from Radcliffe, Lancashire, England [Doyle].

Printed sources : - Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances), c. 1820; p. 17. Cranford (Jerry Holland's), 1995; No. 206, p. 59. Davie (Davie’s Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 30. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 46. Emmerson (Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String), 1971; No. 79, p. 159. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 280. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; p. 8. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 260, p. 28. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 125. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 63. David Young (Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript), 1734; No. 20.

Recorded sources : - RC2000, George Wilson - "Royal Circus" (2000).

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