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LORD REDHAVEN. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Biography:Alexander Walker. The title perhaps refers to Lord Reidhaven:

Sir John Charles Grant Ogilvie, Seventh Earl of Seafield...was born on the 4th of September, 1814 He joined the navy as a midshipman at the age of 15, and served for some time on board the ship commanded by Sir John Franklin. After the death of his eldest brother in 1840, he retired from the navy, and by his father’s succession to the Earldom of Seafield, he had the courtesy title of Lord Reidhaven and Master of Grant.

In 1841, Lord Reidhaven contested the representation of Banffshire against Mr. James Duff, afterwards Fifth Earl of Fife. Lord Reidhaven came forward as a Conservative, and fought the election with remarkable energy and vigour. The contest was very keen, but Duff carried the seat by a majority of 43 votes. [Historic Earls and Earldoms of Scotland, "Chapter VI - Earldom and Earls of Findlater, and Seafield"]

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 18, p. 7.

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