Aberdein's Currant

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ABERDEIN'S CURRANT. Scottish. The title likely refers to the dance currant, named for Aberdeen. The name Aberdeen is multi-cultural in origin, with the Brittonic prefix ‘Aber-‘, meaning ‘mouth’, coupled with a river name, Don, for a word meaning ‘mouth of the Don’, over time becoming Aberdeen (Matthews, 1972). The tune was composed by James Lauder in 1584.

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