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HOLYROOD. Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A place name. David I established the Augustinian abbey of Holyrood in 1128, and an adjoining guest-house formed the basis for the royal palace, Holyroodhouse. Mary, Queen of Scots, married two husbands at the palace, and it was at Holyrood that her husband, Lord Darnely, murdered her secretary and musician/composer, David Rizzio in 1566. Bonnie Prince Charlie used the castle for a brief time in 1745 to celebrate his early victories.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 34.
Recorded sources: Tradition 2118, Jim MacLeod & His Band - "Scottish Dances: Jigs, Waltzes and Reels" (1979).