Annotation:Mr. Robertson of Ladykirk’s Strathspey

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MR. ROBERTSON OF LADYKIRK. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow [1] (1763–1831). Ladykirk is in Berwickshire near the River Tweed and Ladykirk House was built in 1797 in the Classical style to a design by the architect William Elliot (it was demolished in 1966). Robertson was a gentleman farmer and breeder of cattle and other livestock. See also the strathspey composed for his wife by Nathaniel’s brother John (“Mrs. Robertson of Ladykirk’s Favorite”).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 168. Gow (3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 3rd ed., 1792; p. 28.

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