March 30th Regt.
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MARCH 30th REGT. Scottish, March (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by "Mr. Alphy." The march was one of many printed by Glasgow publisher James Aird in his six Selection volumes, "Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland." The 30th Regt. of Foot  was raised in 1702 as a marine regiment, converted later into an infantry unit. In 1751, when the army was reorganized, it ceased to be called by the name of its colonel (then Colonel the Earl of Loudoun's Regiment) and was renamed as the 30th Regiment of Foot. The 30th took part in the War of American Independence in the southern theater in 1781, and spent the next nine years in duty in the West Indies.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; No. 547, p. 208.