Annotation:Lady Kinloch of Gilmerton's Strathspey

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X:1 T: Lady Kinloch of Gilmerton's Strathspey C: A. Lawrie M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Petrie - Fourth Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, B:Jiggs and Country Dances (1805) F: Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D DD3F3A d3cd3e|f3ef3b a3fe3d|Bd3Ad3 Gd3Fd3|Ee3ed3 ce3c2A2| DD3F3A ds3cd3e|f3ef3b af3e3d|Bd3Ad3 G3Fd3|Be3dc3 d4 D2z2|| [D4A4f4] f3b fd3c3B|[E4c4e4] e3a ec3B3A|^Ge3Ae3 Be3Be3|d3fe3^G A3=GF3E| DD3F3A d3cd3f|e3de3f e3cB3A|Bd3Ad3 Gd3Fd3|Be3dc3 d4 D2z2||

LADY KINLOCH OF GILMERTON'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The composition is credited to A. Lawrie in Robert Petrie's Fourth Collection (1805). If Lawrie composed his composition not long before Petrie's publication, then Lady Kinloch would be Isabella Stowe, wife of Alexander Kinloch of Gilmerton, the 8th Baronet (d. 1813). She was born about 1773. The Kinloch family had survived a shocking murder in when Sir Archibald Gordon Kinloch of Gilmerton (c. 1749 – 1800), the 7th Baronet, murdered his elder brother, Sir Francis Kinloch, 6th baronet of Gilmerton, in one of the most celebrated cases in Britain in the late 18th century. His defense is one of the first recorded instances of Diminished Responsibility due to mental instability, although he was convicted of the crime. He became Baronet when his brother died, but his entire baronetcy was spent in jail or under house arrest. The family seat is Gilmerton House, North Berwick, East Lothian.

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Printed sources : - Petrie (Fourth Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jiggs and Country Dances), 1805; p. 20.

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