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HOUSE OF ACHLUNCART, THE. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Athole, Marshall): AABB' (Kerr). Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall's music. Achluncart House is near Keith and still exists. In Marshall's time it was the home of Rachel Missing Duff and her husband Patrck Steuart of Achlinkart and of Tannachy, Portgordon.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 105, p. 13. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 46. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 81.

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