T:Lady Dick Lauder’s Strathspey
C:Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield
B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 2)
N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.”
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LADY DICK LAUDER'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Lady Dick Lauder's Strathspey" was composed by Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield. The title refers to C. (either Charles or Charlotte depending on source) Anne (1785-1864), daughter and heiress of George Cumin of Relugas. In 1808 she married author Sir Thomas Dick Lauder of Fountainhall, 7th Baronet, a friend of Sir Walter Scott and Henry Thomas Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, and an active Liberal who took a keen interest in politics. They lived at her family estate of Relugas, Morayshire, where they resided until the 1832, after which they lived at Grange House, Edinburgh. The couple had eleven children.