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LADY FRANCIS SOMERSET'S (REEL). Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Scottish dancing master and musician Duncan MacIntyre (c. 1767-1807), who established a practice in Edinburgh, but who moved to London in the 1790's. It was in the English city that he published his 1794 collection, dedicated to Lady Charlotte Campbell. MacIntyre may have spent his last years in India and is thought to have died around 1806 or 1807.

Lady Frances Elizabeth Somerset (3 April 1774 – 24 May 1841) was the second daughter of Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort (1744-1803) and his wife Elizabeth Boscawen, daughter of Hon. Edward Boscawen, Admiral of the Blue.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 193. MacIntyre (A Collection of Slow Airs, Reels & Strathspeys), 1794; p. 24.

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