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  • ...ustralia. James’ sister, Mrs. Martin of Attadale, died on the same day in 1824 as did he, also at Raasay House. ...amily that James Boswell (Laird of Auchenlech) and Dr. Johnson warmly stayed with during their tour of the Hebrides in 1773. Johnson wrote: ..., the lady, three sons and ten daughters. More gentleness of manners, or a more pleasing appearance of domestic society, is not found in the most polished countries. ...ur evenings are spent in the enlivening amusement of reels, as we have a pianoforte, accompanied by Raasay with a fiddle. ...moment an excellent, lively and inspiring tune—Mrs. McLeod of Raasay's reel—commenced, a party of dancers started up to enjoy it; nor was this a novelty." ...ion for a 1739 scheme to deport some of his tenants to work as drudges for the southern plantations of North America.] ...of one of his tenants at Osgaig and became known as Bantighearna Dhubh Osgaig. Boswell ('''Journal of Our Tour to the Hebrides''') gives this anecdote about her: ...cream and barley bread. It was not amiss to see the difference between her housekeeping and that of Raasay's. Folly on the one side and probably interested cunning on the other, had produced the second marri
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  • #REDIRECT [[Annotation:Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay (1)]]
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  • ...front block. The 'Mrs. MacLeod' of the title may have been Florianne, or Flora Maclean of (the Isle of) Muck, who married James around 1805. ''Printed sources'': William Morrison ('''Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs'''), c. 1813; p. 27. Stewart-Robertson ('''The Atho
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  • ...nglish novelist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928, also a fiddler) mentions the tune in his book '''The Mayor of Casterbridge''' (1886): ''gait, the pattern of the shining little nails in the soles of his'' ''boots became familiar to the eyes of every bystander. The '' ''tune had enticed her into it; being a tune of a busy, vaulting, '' ''leaping sort – some low notes on the silver string of each fiddle,'' '' 'Miss McLeod of Ayr' was it name, so Mr. Farfrae said, and that ''
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  • ...Malcolm McDonald's c. 1792 3rd Collection, dedicated to Miss Drummond of Perth. Under the title "[[Mrs. Captain Stewart's Strathspey]]," it appears in Robert Petrie's 1st Collection (1790). ...od of Colbeck" was printed in MacDonald's c. 1792 collection, and there may have been another "Miss MacLeod" the title refers to. ...c'''), vol. 1, 1891; p. 38 (appears as “Miss McLeod of Colbeck). MacDonald ('''A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels'''), c. 1792; p. 9. Stewart-Robertson ('''The Athole Collection'''), 1884; p. 303.
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  • ...tained a residence on St. John’s Street, Edinburgh, which Chambers and Wallace ('''Life and Works of Robert Burns''', 1896) refer to in this passage: ''Possibly Burns was introduced to the (MacLeod) family by Gavin Hamilton who was factor of '' ''the house of MacLeod of Raasay at the St. John Street, where he seemed to be on easy terms.'' ''Andrew Square) and he spoke in high terms of the beauty of the ladies, as well as the witchery'' ''of the music. His manner, however, was not prepossessing—scarcely manly or natural. It '' ...The)]]” and “[[Nora Chrionna]]” ([[Wise Nora]]), though sometimes they substituted “[[Piper of Keadue (The)]]” for “Miss McLeod’s.” The whole set was played in the rare AAae tuning, which ...cing master who taught in the 1820’s, and was engaged to teach the children of the ‘dreadful’ Mrs. Murphy. It seems that Carleton: ''himself. He asked one of the handsomest girls out on the floor, and, in ''
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  • .... Col. Maclean Angus of Muck) were excellent musicians. Alexander Campbell visited the MacLeods at Raasay during his travels in 1815 around the Hebrides, collecting Gaelic melodies and remarked that the lai ''blends his own fancies with the originals, so happily, that one is often at a loss to distinguish'' ''which is which. He was as obliging, even in the midst of his hurry, as to allow me to prick'' ''down seven melodies, one of which is an Ossianic air and another is pretty enough melody'' ''as played by Mrs Macleod ... who, by the bye, is an excellent performer on the pianoforte and'' ''whose gentleness of manner, is, in fine harmony with the graces of her elegant form, and lovely countenance.'' ...read Cooke, MacLeod & Baoill's "The Elizabeth Ross Manuscript: Original Highland Airs Collected at Raasay in 1812" [http://www.ed.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.100544!/fileManager/RossMS.pdf] ...e infant George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, who in 1840 became Earl of Loudoun upon the death of his mother. He died in 1844, aged 35.
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  • ...n of "[[Bonaparte's Retreat]]" printed a few pages later. "Hop Light Ladies" was in the repertoire of fiddler S.S. Ransdell (Louisburg, Granville, County, N.C.) who competed in 1905 in the Raleigh, N.C. Tennessee entertainer Uncle Dave Macon did not always sing the three repeat lines of the chorus, "Hop High Ladies, (for) cake's all dough," but sometimes substituted instrumental fragme ''You place a bottle of corn in your right hand''<br> ...: 1937-1942." Folkways FA 2494, "Sing Songs of the New Lost City Ramblers" (1978). Philo 1042, Boys of the Lough (with old-time mandolinist Kenny Hall) - "The Piper's Broken Finger" (1976). Vocalion 5154
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  • ..."), although each was involved in recording ventures with others. Justice said later it was the day of the recording was the first day they had played together. ...eal>Brunswick 358 (78 RPM), Jarvis & Reese (1929). County CD 3519, Jarvis & Reese - "Old Time Music of West Virginia, vol. 1: Ballads, Blues, & Breakdowns" (2000. Reissue recording, various artists). </f
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  • ...h]]," "[[Did You Ever See the Devil Uncle Joe?]]," "[[Miss McLeod's Reel (1)]]," "[[Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay]]," "[[Miss McLeod's Reel (1)]]," "[[Uncle Joe]]." ''I started off from Tennessee''<br> ''I fed my horse in de poplar trof,''<br> Lyrics from: '''Sketches and Eccentricities of Colonel David Crockett of West Tennessee''', by J.S. French, 1833 (Charles Wolfe, '''The Devil's Box''', Sept. 1982, p. 37).
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  • ...s and titles derived from "[[Miss McLeod's Reel (1)]]" and its Scottish ancestor "[[Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay]]." ''Printed sources'': Spadaro ('''10 Cents a Dance'''), 1980; p. 31. Burke ('''Book of Old Time Fiddle Tunes for Banjo'''), 1968; p. 61. Old Time Frederick [https://www.sites.google.com/site/oldtimefrederick/home/database-of-tunes/wild-horse-stony-point]<br>
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  • ...iddle). AABB. Another derivative of the British Isles’ “Miss McCloud’s Reel” and a relative of the folk song “Billy Boy” (Charming Billy). ...so recorded for the Library of Congress by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, from the playing of Ozark Mountain fiddlers in the early 1940’s. ...(78 RPM), Doc Roberts (1931). County 412, “Fiddling Doc Roberts: Old Time Tunes” (1983. Reissue of the 1931 recording). County 510, The Red Fox Chasers (1967). Heritage 25, “Albert Hash and the Whi
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  • |f_year_of_birth=c. 1745 |f_year_of_death=1795 |f_profile=Composer |f_source_of_information=Keith Norman MacDonald - '''MacDonald Bards from Medieval Times''' (1900) of the present sketch deserves a high place. Sir ninth baronet of Sleat, was on the 17th of July, 1766, created a peer of Ireland by the title of Baron MacDonald of Sleat and County Antrim.*
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  • ...early every other house on the island after the rebellion of 1745 in punishment for MacLeod support of Bonnie Prince Charlie. [[File:Raasayhouse.png|450px|thumb|right|Raasay House looking westward, c. 1819]] ...ed back, the portly Johnson was persuaded to dance. He wrote in '''A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland''' (1775): ''and the usual conversation, the evening came upon us. The carpet was then rolled off the floor; the musician was called, and'' ...hole company was invited to dance, nor did ever fairies trip with greater alacrity. The general air of festivity, which'' ''predominated in this place, so far remote from all those regions which the mind ''of pleasure, struck the imagination with a delightful surprise, analogous to that which is felt at an u ...rse songs, to which I listened as an English audience to an Italian opera, delighted with the sound of words which'' ''I did not understand.'' ...ity when the latter visited London, afterwards, and gave a fashionable entertainment in his honor. Raasay House is now a public outdoor activity center.
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  • ...John Colbeck died in 1823 ; the Piobaireachd "[[MacLeod of Colbeck's Lament]]/[[Lament for MacLeod of Colbeck]]" is said to have been composed for him. ''Printed sources'': Shepherd ('''A Collection of Strathspey Reels'''), 1793; p. 11.
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  • ...other tunes in the same collection that refer to the battle, “[[Lamentation for the Fallen Heroes of Waterloo]]” and “[[Highland Brigade at Waterloo (The)]].” [[File:42nd.jpg|500px|thumb|right|]] The Royal Highlanders were the 42nd Regiment of Foot, otherwise famously known as The Black Watch.
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