Let Us to the Aird
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LET US TO THE AIRD. AKA - "Let's to the Ard." AKA and see "Duchess of Athole (1) (The)." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (McGlashan): AAB (Bremner, Gow). The title perhaps refers to Loch Ard. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the melody in print in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; pp. 62-63 (appears as "Lets to the Ard"). Gow (Complete Repository, Part 1), 1799; p. 28. McGlashan (Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1780/81; p. 18.