Lady Duff of Delgaty

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X:1 T:Lady Duff of Delgaty L:1/8 M:C| Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion S:Marshall - 1845 Collection K:Bb G|FB, (G/F/E/D/) FB,DB,|CDEF GCEG|FB, (G/F/E/D/) FB,DF|GBAc d<BB:| f|dfBf df (e/d/c/B/)|egcf egab|dfBf df (e/d/c/B/)|GBAc d<BBf| dfBf df (e/d/c/B/)|egcf egab|fbfd gecd|FGAB d<BB||




LADY DUFF OF DELGATY. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) identifies Lady Duff as Anne (1788-1859), Countess of Fife, the daughter of whiskey magnate James Stein of Kilbagie. She married in 1816 Sir Alexander Duff of Delgatie (1777-1851) and moved into Delgatie Castle, Turriff [1]. Their son James was created Baron Skene, whose son Alexander, 1st Duke of Fife, married Princess Louise, eldest daughter of King Edward VII. See also note for "Barnyard of Delgaty (The)."


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Printed sources : - Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, p. 22.






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  1. Delgatie, or Delgaty, had been the residence of Peter Garden-Campbell and family since their purchase of it in 1763, before it was sold to James Duff in 1798. Perthshire fiddler-composer Robert Petrie composed several tunes for the former occupants, the Garden of Delgaty family.