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X:1 T:Lady Belhaven M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:John McLachlan - Piper’s Assistant (1854, No. 65, p. 37) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix d|cAAA ecae|cAAA dBGB|cAAA eceg|afge dBG:| g|faea daca|Bggd BGGg|faea dacg|Baae cAAg| faea daca|Bggd BGGg|afge Tfdec|dBge aAA||



LADY BELHAVEN('S). AKA and see "Miss McDonald's (3)," "Miss Pensy MacDonald." Scottish, Reel. A Mixolydian (McLachlan): G Major/Mixolydian (Cole): G Mixolydian (Athole). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole): AABB' (Athole). A 'double-tonic' pipe reel. Penelope "Pensy" MacDonald (d. 1816), youngest daughter of Ronald MacDonald of Clanranald and Flora Mackinnon, married William Hamilton of Wishaw (1765-1814), 7th Lord Belhaven and Stenton, in 1789.


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 44. John McLachlan (Piper’s Assistant), 1854; No. 65, p. 37. Robertson (The Beauties of Niel Gow), 1819; p. 28 (appears as "Miss Pensy Macdonald now Lady Balhaven's Reel"). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 71. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 178.



See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]



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