Lady Ann Maitland

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X:1 T:Lady Ann Maitland M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:MacDonald - Second Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G d | gedB G/G/G Td2 | gdgb aeef | gdec Bcde | dcBA {A}G2G :| c | TB2 Gd Bdgd | TB2 GB ADDc | TB2 (Gd) Bcde | dcBA {A}G2 Gd | TB2 (Gd) Bdgd | TB2GB ADDc | T(BAB)G gb dc | BdDF G2G ||



LADY ANN MAITLAND. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in Malcolm MacDonald's (Dunkeld) 2nd Collection (1789), dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. The title perhaps refers to Lady Isabel Anne Maitland (1772-1858), who was one of the twelve children of James Maitland, 7th Earl of Lauderdale, and sister to James Maitland, the 8th Earl of Lauderdale (who, in July 1792, fought a bloodless duel with Benedict Arnold after impugning Arnold's honour in the House of Lords). In 1793 she married Francis Dashwood Esq., and they had two children.


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Printed sources : - Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 31. MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; p. 4.






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