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LADY CAWDOR'S. Irish, Slip Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is identified as "Irish" in Wilson's Companon to the Ballroom (1816).
The title refers to Lady Isabella Caroline Howard, Lady Cawdor (1771-1848), the daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle and Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower. In 1789 she married John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor of Castlemartin, Co. Pembroke, Wales (across St. George's Channel from Wexford).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 52. Kennedy (Fiddler's Tune-Book: Slip Jigs & Waltzes), 1999; No. 38, p. 9. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), Boston, 1860; p. 23. Preston (Preston's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1804), 1804; No. 525, p. 223. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 80. Wilson (A Companion to the Ballroom), 1816; p. 29.