Marchioness of Tweeddale (2) (The)
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MARCHIONESS OF TWEEDALE , THE. Scottish, Reel (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Perthshire fiddler-composer Duncan McKercher, the "Dunkeld Paganini." The Marchioness of Tweeddale in McKercher's time was Lady Susan Montagu (1797-1870), a daughter of the 5th Duke of Manchester, who in 1816 married George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, a British army officer who rose to the rank of Field Marshall. The couple had six sons and eight daughters.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Duncan McKercher (A Collection of Original Stathspeys and Reels), Edinburgh, c. 1830; p. 6.