Miss Rae of Eskgrove’s Jig
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MISS RAE OF ESKGROVE’S JIG. Scottish, Jig. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is probably named for Margaret, the daughter of Sir David Rae (c. 1724-1804), 1st Lord Eskgrove (who was roundly ridiculed by Henry Cockburn in Memorials of His Time, 1856) and Margaret Stuart, youngest daughter of John Stuart of Blairhall, Perthshire. The parents married in 1761 and had two sons and one daughter, Margaret, who married on Jan. 3rd, 1804, Captain Thomas Phipps Howard of the 23rd light dragoons (who had earlier written an account of the British invasion and occupation of Haiti). She died in the south of France around 1817. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; p. 29 (3rd ed.).