Mr. Dundas MacQueen

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MR. DUNDAS MACQUEEN. Scottish, Reel. C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The title refers to Robert Dundas MacQueen (1748-1816) of Braxfield, County Lanark, son of Robbie Macqueen, “Old Braxfield”, who in 1788 became Lord Justice Clerk, Scotland’s chief criminal judge (known as “the hanging judge,” who once told an eloquent culprit at the bar: “ye’re a vera clever chiel, man, but ye wad be nane the waur o’ a hanging”). In 1796 he married Lady Montgomerie, Lilias, the second daughter of Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglintoun. After his death she married Richard Oswald of Auchincruive, the widower of the incomparable Lucy Johnston Oswald (See note for “Miss Johnston of Hilton's Fancy” for more).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; p. 30 (3rd ed.). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 274.

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