Dr. John McLagan's Strathspey

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DOCTOR JOHN McLAGAN'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Malcolm MacDonald (c. 1740-1800), the melody first appears in his Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1 (c. 1788), dedicated to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth. The tune is named for Dr. John McLagan (c. 1750-1831), who was for many years physician to the Earl of Breadalbane, and surgeon to the Royal Highland Local Militia. He died in 1831 at Glenquaich House, Forfarshire, aged 81.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacDonald (Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1), c. 1788; p. 10.

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