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LEWIS RICARDO, M.P. Scottish, Strathspey. E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer William Marshall (1748-1833).

William Marshall

John Lewis Ricardo [1] (1812-1862) married Lady Catherine Duff, sister of the 5th Earl of Fife in 1841. The Duff family is presumably the elderly Marshall's connection with young Ricardo, as Marshall composed several tunes for the Duff family. That same year he married Ricardo became Member of Parliament for Stoke-upon-Trent as a Liberal; a seat he retained until his death. He was instrumental in promoting the electric telegraph in Britain.

John Lewis Ricardo, MP for Stoke-on-Trent cutting the first sod at Etruria for the North Staffordshire Railway (1846)



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, p. 19.

Recorded sources:




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