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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).

Lady Cawdor of Castlemartin, by Robert Beechey.

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.

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