Miss Duff of Loach
X:1 T:Miss Duff of Loach C:John Clark M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:John Clark – A Collection of New Strathspey Reels & Country Dances (1795, p. 4) B: http://hms.scot/fiddle/copy/4/ N:”Dedicated to the Musical Society of Perth” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F|(Ac)(fa) bagf|bagf eggc|(Ac)(fa) bagf|gfga f/f/f f:| (c/B/)|(Ac).f.c (Bd) .G.B|AFEG ECCB,|A,CFA Bd GF|EGGc AF F (c/B/)| (Ac).f.c (Bd) .G.B|AFEG ECCB,|A,CFC B,DGc|dfeg f/f/f f||
MISS DUFF OF LOACH. Scottish, Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB."Miss Duff of Loach" is a reel from the sole publication of fiddler-composer John Clark, who dedicated his volume to the Musical Society of Perth. Unfortunately, there is no further information to be had on Clark (John Glen and David Baptie are silent).
The title may refer one of the unmarried woman of a Duff family ofLochee, Dundee, Scotland.