Lord Dumfries's Bowling Green

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LORD DUMFRIES'S BOWLING GREEN. AKA and see "Dumfries Bowling Green." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1782 second collection (p. 15). Although Riddell was a fiddler, the tune and variations seem arranged for the pipes. A bowling green was an essential feature for a fashionable estate.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: John Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets & c. for the Violin), c. 1782; p. 15.

Recorded sources:




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