Lady Muir MacKenzie's Favorite

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LADY MUIR MACKENZIE'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Air or Slow Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Perthshire fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807). The tune honors Jane Murray (c. 1769-1827), daughter of Sir Robert Murray of Dunerne, 6th Bart., who in 1789 married Sir Alexander Muir MacKenzie of Delvine, 1st Bart. Sir Alexander was created Baronet in 1805, thus raising Jane's status to "Lady Jane." Previously she was Mrs. Muir MacKenzie, for whom see the several tunes (and notes) under that name ("Mrs. Muir MacKenzie/Mrs. Muir MacKenzie"). See also other tunes for the family: "Miss Muir MacKenzie's," "Mr. Muir MacKenzie’s Favorite."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 104. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 3rd ed., originally 1809; p. 2.

Recorded sources: Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean - "Gaelic in the Bow" (2005).

See also listings 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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