Lord Down (1)

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LORD DOWN [1]. Scottish, Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune appears in Malcolm MacDonald's 1797 4th collection, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. While there is a "Lord Down" in Irish peerage, the title of this strathspey refers to "Lord Doune" (pronounced 'down'), a title of Stewart Earls of Moray, with the title Lord Doune going to each successive eldest son.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 39. MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; p. 1. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 201.

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