Annotation:Lady Cunningham of Livingstone's Favorite

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X:1 T:Lady Cunningham of Livingstone's Favorite M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Gow - 2nd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1788) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A Tc/>B/|AA,TA,>C ~E>FEc|TB>c {d}cB/A/ GB BTc/>B/|AA,TA,>C ~EFE>d|{d}Tc>e {d}cB/A/ EAA:|| Tc/>d/|e>fec (agfe)|Tfg/a/ (e/c/).B/.A/ GB Bc/>d/|e>fec (agfe)|Tfg/>a/ e/(c/TB/A/) EA TAc/>d/| .e.c.A.a .f.d.B.b|{d}(c/B/c/).a/ e/c/TB/A/ GB Bc/d/|{c/d/}e.d.c.B .A.G.F.E|(F/G/A) TE>C A,AA||

LADY CUNNINGHAM OF LIVINGSTONE'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Air or Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is attributed to Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) in Niel Gow's Second Collection (1788). The title perhaps honors Mary Hougham Udney, who married in 1785 Sir William Augustus Cunynghame (1747-1828), MP, 4th Baronet of Livingstone and Milncraig (Ayr). She was his second wife, and was the ony daughter and heiress of Robert Udney, of Udney (Aberdeenshire), Esq.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 140, p. 54. Joshua Campbell (A Collection of New Reels & Highland Strathspeys), Glasgow, 1789; p. 31. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; p. 2. Gow (The Beauties of Niel Gow),

Recorded sources : - Fiddletree ‎F3430, Dr. John Turner - "Montgomery Blue" (1977). Rounder Records 7026, Theresa Morrison - "Laments and Merry Melodies from Cape Breton" (1999). Scottish Records 33 SR 135, Ron Gonnella - "Scottish Violin Music from the Gow Collections" (1973).

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

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