Lord Charles Murray's Strathspey
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LORD CHARLES MURRAY. Scottish, Strathspey. D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807).
In Gow's time, Lord Charles Murray was the Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley (1771-1808), the youngest son of John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl. Charles was a dean in the Anglican Church, and added the name Aynsley when he married in 1793. His wife, Alicia Mitford, was the heiress of her great-uncle, Gawen Aynsley, and, as was the custom when an inheritance of significance came into a family, the last name was changed as a consequence of the event.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 120. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; p. 4.