Lady Mary Stopford

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X:1 T:Lady Mary Stopford C:Malcolm McDonald M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 3 (1844–1845, p. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D B|(AF)dA {B}A2 FA|BGAF GEEG|FADF GBEd|ceAc dDD:| g|fdad {g}f2 df|(gf)ed ceAg|fdad {g}f2 df|(gb)ag fddg| fdad {g}f2 df|(gf)ed ceA=c|{c}B2 GB ^ceAc|dfeg fdd||



LADY MARY STOPFORD. Scottish, Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow, Skye): AABB' (Kerr). Composed by Perthshire composer Malcolm Macdonald in honor of Lady Mary Scott (1769-1823), eldest daughter of Sir Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleugh and Lady Elizabeth Montagu. She married James George Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown (Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland), in 1791, and they had five children--the eldest two sons died in infancy. Lady Mary Stopford was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Duchess of Kent.


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Printed sources : - Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 267. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 19. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 16, p. 4. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 3), 1844–1845; p. 4. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 41. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 104. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 39.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 7005, Carl MacKenzie - "Welcome to Your Feet Again" (1977). Rounder Records, Alex Francis MacKay - "A Lifelong Home" (1997).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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