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KIRKCUDBRIGHT. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript (in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle), inscribed "A Collection of Country Dances written for the use of his Grace the Duke of Perth by Dav. Young, 1734." Kirkcudbright is an Old English word meaning 'Cuthbert's church'. The tune has unusual six-measure strains.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: David Young (Drummond Castle/Duke of Perth Manuscript), 1734; No. 26.