Lord Lewis Gordon's Reel

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LORD LEWIS GORDON('S REEL). Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CDEFG (Ross): AABBCDEEFF (McGlashan). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Alexander McGlashan's 1780 Collection. Lord Lewis Gordon [1] was the third son of Alexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon, and one of Bonnie Prince Charlie's supporters. He was appointed a member of the Prince's council in Edinburgh as a result of his victories on the Stuart's behalf in the rising of 1745.

Lord Lewis Gordon (d. 1754)



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: McGlashan (Collection of Strathspey Reels), vol. 3, 1786; p. 1. Robert Ross (Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances & Strathspeys), Edinburgh, 1780; p. 34.

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