Lady Ann Maitland

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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.

Source for notated version:

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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