Annotation:Earl of Moira's Welcome to Scotland (The)

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X:1 T:Earl of Moira's Welcome to Scotland M:C L:1/8 R:March B:Edward Riley – “Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 2” (New York, 1817, No. 12, p. 4) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G>G G>G B>d d2|(cA)(BG) (AG)FD|G>G G>G B>d d2|e>g (f/g/a/f/) (g/a/b/a/) g>b:| |:g>g b>g .a.g.f.e|e>f g>e (dc).B.G|g>g b>g a>gf>d|e>g (f/g/a/f/) g2 (ga/b/)| c'>ab>g ageg|(e/d/)(c/B/) gB (c/B/).A/.G/ A>B|G>G G>G c>e e2|d>g (f/>g/a/>f/) (g/a/b/a/) g>b:| |:B>G d>G (e/d/)(c/B/) d>g|B>G d>G A>B c>e|B>G d>G (e/d/).c/.B/ d>g|e>g (f/g/a/f/) (g/a/b/a/) g>b:| |:g>b z/g>b z f>a z/d/|e>fg>e dc BG|(3gab (3gab (3fga (3def|e>g (g/a/b/g/) g>b| e>c' d>b c>a B>g|(dc) BG (AG)FD|(3GAB (3ABc (3Bcd (3cde|d>g b/a/g/f/ a/g/f/e/ d/c/B/A/:| |:G>G G>G B>d d2|cA BG AGFD|G>G G>G B>d d2|e>g (f/g/a/f/) (g/a/b/a/) g2:|]

EARL OF MOIRA'S WELCOME TO SCOTLAND. AKA and see "Bonnie Scotland (1)," "Bundoran Highland (The)," "Countess of Loudon's Strathspey," "Highland a' Choille," "Lord Moira," "Loudon's Bonnie Woods (and Braes)," "Marquis of Hastings (The)." Scottish, March (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCD. Composed by Biography:Duncan MacIntyre and used by the weaver-poet Robert Tannahill for his song "Loudon's Bonnie Woods." Little is known about the expatriate Scot named Duncan MacIntyre except he was a dancing master in London around the year 1795, and later spent some years in India, probably around the same time as Earl Moira, who was Governor-General of the subcontinent in 1816. John Glen {1895} thinks Duncan may have served as a Master of Ceremonies to the Governor-General's Court. Tannahill's words are thought to commemorate the parting of the Earl from his young wife at the time he left to assume the post. Arranged as a rondo for piano by an Austro-Hungarian, Christoff Schertky, who wrote in the Scottish style and published in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1823. The march was printed on a song sheet by the firm of Gow & Shepherd (Edinburgh), and also appears in Edward Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 2 (p. 4), published in 1817 in New York. See also the Donegal variant "Highland a' Choille." See also Marquis of Hastings.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 111, p. 149. Edward Riley (Riley's Flute Melodies vol. 2), 1817; No. 12, p. 4.

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