Moray's Frolick (The)
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MORAY'S FROLICK. Scottish, Air (6/8 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Very old," notes Nathaniel Gow in the Fifth Collection (1809). His father, Niel Gow, composed a beautiful lament for one James Moray, "Old Abercairney" (see "Niel Gow's Lamentation for James Moray Esq. of Abercairny), although the connection (if any) with this tune is unknown.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 356. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; p. 3.
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See/hear Nigel Gatherer's mandolin/guitar orchestra play the tune on youtube.com