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MILLER LADS (Gillean ban a' mhuilleir). AKA and see "Dunmaglass." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. This tune "is the composition of a man of the name of Gow, who lived in Dunmaglass, in Inverness-shire, during the last century. He was miller, carpenter, and minstrel to the family of Dunmaglass, and his sons, in the capacity of gamekeepers or sportsmen, supplied the table with venison and game. The air celebrates the alertness of those young fellows" (Fraser). The strathspey was first pubished in Capt. Simon Fraser (1775?-1862) of Knockie's 1816 collection [1].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Davie (Davie's Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30, p. 8. Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 80, p. 29. Laybourn (Köhlers’ Violin Repository, Book 3), 1885; p. 231. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 212.

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