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DUKE OF FIFE'S WELCOME TO DEESIDE, THE. AKA – "The Duke of Fife." Scottish, March (4/4 time). A Major (Skinner): G Major (Gatherer). Standard tuning. AAB (Skinner): AABB (Gatherer). Composed (and still popular, according to Alburger) for both bagpipe and fiddle by James Scott Skinner, and first published in his Scottish Violinist collection (1900). See the proof copy for the reprint of the march in Skinner's Harp and Claymore collection (1904) [1].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 45. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 38 (with variations). Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 31.

Recorded sources: RC2000, George Wilson – "The Royal Circus" (2000). Shanachie 97011, Duck Baker – "Irish Reels, Jigs, Airs and Hornpipes" (1990. Learned from Art Rosenbaum).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2].
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Hear the recording by Dan Joe MacInnes at Juneberry 78's [4] (appears as first tune, paired with "Mrs. Rose of Tarlogie").

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