The conversation at the dining table yesterday revealed an interesting
Around the time of Gow's publication of the tune Lady Lucy Ramsay, George
Ramsay was the 9th Earl of Dalhousie. He was Lt Governor of Nova Scotia and
Governor of Canada from 1819 to 1828 and established Dalhousie University in
A fine march tune titled The Earl of Dalhousie's Happy Return to Scotland is
attributed to either Nat or Neil Gow,as is the tune Lady Lucy Ramsay. Both
are popular tunes with Cape Breton fiddlers in NE Canada.
So maybe Lady Lucy was a member of his household. Perhaps his wife?
Anyone any other ideas? Anyone have access to early historical records in