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MORAY CLUB, THE. AKA and see "Paddy Bartley's." Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The Donegal strathspey/Highland "Paddy Bartley's (Highland Fling)" is a variant of this melody. The title may refer to the Morayshire Farmer's Club (see Morayshire Farmer's Club (The), as the famous Moray Club of Lossiemouth, a venerable golfing club, was not established until the end of the 1880's, postdating the tune's inclusion in the volumes of Kerr and Stewart-Robertson.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 166, p. 19. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 117.

Recorded sources: Beltona 2103 (78 RPM), Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society (1936). Greentrax Records, Kevin MacLeod - "Dorney Rock" (2006). Topic 12TS381, The Battlefield Band - "At the Front" (1978).




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