Annotation:Mrs. Lumsden of Achindore's Reel

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X:1 T:Mrs. Lumsden of Achindore's Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey C:William Marshall B:William Morrison - Collection of Highland music, consisting of B:strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs (c. 1813, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb d|{d}e2 TB>G E<BG<E|C<FTFG {A}GF/E/ {E}DC/B,/|{d}e2 B>G E>BG>E|CF {E}DC/B,/ E2E:| (B/c/d)|e<eeg c>fdB|eeeg B<e G<E|A<cG<B C<FD<B,|CF {E}DC/B,/ TE2 E2 {Bcd}| e<ee<g c>fdB|eeeg B<e G<E|A<cB<G C<FD<B,|C<F {E}DC/B,/ TE2E||

MRS. LUMSDEN OF ACHINDORE'S REEL. AKA and see "Stoorie Miller (The)." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by fiddler-composer biography:William Marshall. Auchindoir, Aberdeenshiire, was the seat of Sir Harry Niven-Lumsden (1785-1821), Bart., at the time William Morrison's volume was published c. 1813. He married Harriet Christian, daughter of General Leith Hay of Rannes, with whom he had three children; Sir Harry outlived all of them. He was made a Baronet in 1821 but only survived four months to enjoy it.

The tune is associated with the popular Scottish Country Dance The Stoorie Miller[1] and thus sometimes the strathspey is called by the name of dance.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - William Morrison (Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs), c. 1813; p. 34.

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  1. 'Stoorie' or 'stourie' is a Scots word for 'dusty'.