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LAURIESTON. Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by Hugh Foss (d. 1971), more famous as Scottish country dance composer. He composed the tune for his Cairn Edward Jig, an unusual 24 bar, three couple dance. Anselm Lingnau writes that Foss "was a mathematician by training and worked at Bletchley Park during WWII, cracking Japanese codes. He used to live in or near London but upon his retirement moved to Castle Douglas, in southwest Scotland. Although not Scots himself, he was an avid Scottish country dancer pretty much all his life, and he himself probably did more to extend the Scottish Country Dance tradition into novel areas than anybody else before him or after him."

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