Annotation:Lady Grace Douglas's Reel

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X:1 T:Lady Grace Douglas's Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel C:Niel Gow (1727-1807) B:Gow - 3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels, 3rd ed., p. 6 (orig. 1792) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb g|Tf2 dB Tc2 AF|B2 FD ECCg|Tf2 dB Tc2 AF|BFGE|DB,B,:||E| D/(E/F) FB GBFB|EGDB cCCE|D(E/F/) FB GBFB|DFBF DB,B,E| D(E/F/) FB GBFB|EBDB cCTC>E|DFBd cFBg|fdce dTBB||

LADY GRACE DOUGLAS('S REEL). AKA and see "Mr. Gray of Carse," "Mrs. Gray of Carse." Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major (most versions): D Major (Aird). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (most versions). Composition of the melody has been credited to Perthshire fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807), as it is attributed to him in the Gow's Third Collection (1792). However, it has been alleged that the tune originally was "Mrs. [Mr.] Gray of Carse," claimed by Charles Duff, who published it in 1790, and John Glen (1895), for one, is doubtful it is Gow's composition.

Lady Grace Douglas (d. 1846, nee Stewart) of Cavers was the second daughter of Francis, 10th Earl of Moray and Jane Gray (eldest daughter of John 12th Lord Grey). She married Mr. George Douglas in 1789, with whom she had two children.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 136, p. 52. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 262. Davie (Davie's Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 36. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1792; p. 6 (3rd ed.). Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3), 1885; p. 247. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 126. Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1844; p. 66. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 2), 1988; p. 7. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 286. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 104.

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

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