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LOCH KATRINE. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Loch Katrine [1] gets its name from the Gaelic word for 'Highland robber', cateran, and indeed, Loch Katerine was the birthplace of famed outlaw Rob Roy MacGraggor. It was also the setting for Sir Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake" (1810). The lake is located in the Trossachs district, east of Loch Lomond, and straddles Perthshire and Stirlingshire.

Landscape with Tourists at Loch Katrine. John Knox, c. 1820's



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; p. 13.

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