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LESLIE. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune, as "Miss Leslie of St. Andrews", appears in Donald Grant's A collection of strathspeys, reels, jigs, etc. for the pianoforte, violin and violoncello, published around 1812. A note with the melody gives: "An old air". He was originally from the Moray/Inverness-shire region, ancestral home of the Grants. It was older, for it appears in Neil Stewart's collection (c. 1761), also as "Miss Annie Livingston."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 13. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 46. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 85.

Recorded sources: Beltona 2103 (78 RPM), Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society (1936).




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