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X: 1 T: Elizabeth Adair C: Angus Fitchet R: Jig K: C Z: 2009 John Chambers <> M: 6/8 L: 1/8 A | G2E c2B | A2F d2c | Bcd GAB | c2e g3 | G2E c2B | A2F d2c | Bcd GAB | c3 c2 :| f | e2f gfe | fef d2f | ege cde | dBG G2f | e2f gfe | faf d2c | Bcd GAB | c3 c2 |] f | e2f gfe | fef d2f | ege cde | dBG G2f | efg fga | gfe d2c | Bcd GAB | c3 c2 |]

ELIZABETH ADAIR. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by fiddler Angus Fitchet, who toured with Jimmy Shand's dance band and with his own "Broadcasting Band." The tune honors Elizabeth Adair (1910-2005), who became the first female presenter and announcer for BBC Scotland. She was responsible for bringing many folk acts to BBC Radio including Hector McAndrew, Bill Hardie, J. Murdoch and Ian Powrie. See also the Irish adaptation of the melody as "Dálaigh's Slide." Quebec fiddler J.O. La Madeleine's "Quadrille franco-américain fig. 3" is quite similar to "Elizabeth Adair," but, as researcher Jean Duval notes, the resemblance is probably happenstance rather than derivation.

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Recorded sources : - CDELM4146, Angus Fitchet - "The Legendary Angus Fitchet" (1983). Topic 12TS239. Topic TSCD 669, Will Atkinson (et al) - "Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England" (1998).

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