Mrs. Baird of New Byth (1)

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MRS. BAIRD OF NEW BYTH [1]. AKA and see "Lady Baird (1),," “Miss Baird of Newbyth.” Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian (Gow): G Major (Glen) Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). See note for "Mrs. Baird of Newbyth (2)." Perthshire fiddler-composer Malcolm MacDonald dedicated his entire first volume to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth (for whom see "Mrs. Baird of Newbyth (2)").

Source for notated version: The 1800-1802 music manuscript book of ship's fiddler William Litten, who sailed to the orient with the British East India fleet [Huntington].

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 172. Gow (First Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 7. Huntington (William Litten's Tune Book), 1977; p. 14 (as "Miss Baird of New Byth").

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