Peter Hardie's Lament for Sir M. Dick
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PETER HARDIE'S LAMENT FOR SIR M. DICK. Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Peter Hardie (c. 1775-1863), who has been said to have been a cousin to the great Scottish violin maker Matthew Hardie (1775-1826). Hardie may also have worked as a gamekeeper on the Atholl estate, and may have been influenced there by Niel Gow, as his tunes show stylistic similarities. The musical Hardie family continued with Peter's descendants Bill Hardie (b. 1913) and Bill's son Alastair (b. 1946). Peter was a student of Niel Gow's and spent most of his life in the Dunkeld, Perthshire, area. See also Peter Hardie's composition "Lochordy Lodge," a reel from his music manuscript collection.
Source for notated version: Peter Hardie music manuscript collection, early 19th century [Alburger].
Printed sources: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 75, p. 119.