Duchess of Buccleugh's Welcome to Scotland in 1829

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DUCHESS OF BUCCLEUGH'S WELCOME TO SCOTLAND IN 1829. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Niel Gow Jr. (c. 1795-1823) in honor of the marriage of Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1806-1888), 5th Duke of Buccleugh, to Lady Charlotte Anne Thynne (daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Bath, in 1829. The couple were married in London, then came to the family seat of Dalkeith Palace. Charlotte served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria, and converted to the Roman Catholic faith. Niel Gow Jr. was the son of Nathaniel Gow, and grandson of Niel Gow, and worked for a short time in his father's publishing house. This tune was published in 1837, some fourteen years after his death by his brother.

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