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GRANT LODGE. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Athole, Marshall): AABB' (Kerr). Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Grant Lodge was in Marshall's time the house of Lady Ann Grant, Cooper Park, Elgin. It was the site of the last clan uprising in Scotland, when Lady Grant called for clan support in the affair of kidnapped political supporters. It is now a Local Heritage Center, containing a library, archives and genealogical materials.
The first strain of "Grant Lodge" is cognate with the first strains of "Morag's Wedding," "Roger's Farewell," and "Sir Alexander Don's (2)."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 134, p. 16. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 40. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 181.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index