Lonach Country Dance (The)

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LONACH COUNTRY DANCE, THE. Scottish, Country Dance Air (2/4 time). E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by Alexander Walker. The Lonach Gathering and Games have been held for over 175 years sponsored by the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, an organization founded in 1823 by Sir Charles Forbes, 1st Baronet of Newe and Edinglassie (1773-1849), who was Alexander Walker's employer. The games are held the 4th Saturday in August, and the Lonach Highland Ball is always scheduled the first Friday following. Walker may have composed "Lonach Country Dance" with the ball in mind.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 125, p. 43.

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