Lord Spencer Chichester

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LORD SPENCER CHICHESTER. AKA and see "Lady Spencer Chichester." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. F Major (Athole, Gow): G Major (Johnson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) in honor of Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester of Dumbrody Park (1775-1819), County Wexford, who in 1795 married Lady (Anne) Harriet Stewart (c. 1770-1850), the second daughter of the 7th Earl of Galloway. They lived in the mansion of Fisherwick Hall, Staffordshire, England. Lord Chichester was a sometime Member of Parliament. See also James Campbell's similarly titled "Lord Chichester Spencer's Reel."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 126. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 27. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's No. 10: Airs & Melodies of Scotland's Past), 1992 (revised 2001); p. 10. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 229 (appears as "Lady Spencer Chichester").

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