Mrs. MacInroy of Lude (1)

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X:1 T:MacInroy of Lude [1] T:Mrs. MacInroy of Lude [1] C:Joseph Lowe M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bmin B2|(FB)Bc {e}(dc)df|eAcA aAcA|FBdc Bdfb|{^g}afec B/B/B B:| ^a|(bB)fB (bB)fd|(cA)eA (aA)ec|(bB)fB (bB)fd|c>Aec B/B/B B-^a| b-BfB b-Bfd|c-AeA a-Aec|bBdc Bdfb|a>fec B/B/B B||



MRS. MACINROY OF LUDE [1]. Scottish, Reel. B Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Inverness/Edinburgh dancing master and musician Joseph Lowe (1797-1847) originally from Marykirk, who was the editor of the famous Lowe's Collection of 1844. Lowe was from a famous family of violinists, composers and dancing masters. His reel and strathspey set was originally titled "MacInroy of Lude" but acquired a "Mrs." in front by the time of MacDonald's 1887 collection.

The title (he or she) probably refers to James Patrick MacInroy of Lude (1799-1878) and his spouse Margaret Seton (d. 1879), daughter of David Lillie, a Glasgow merchant. James was also a merchant and in 1826 became heir to the baronies of Ashintullie and Pitcairns, both in Perthshire, on his father's death in 1825. The couple had ten children, all of who survived into adulthood (somewhat uncommon in those days).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1844-45; p. 2. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 61.

Recorded sources : - Celtic CX 20, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers - "The Five MacDonalds" (c. 1950's). Green Linnet GLDC 1098, Seamus Connolly - "Here and There" (1989).




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