On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 2:32 AM, jo.pickering <email@example.com > wrote:
> I personally find the tune a bit of a dirge. It was written by Daniel (or > Donail) Dow in about 1760 as Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk (A reel). It > was then pinched and Strathspeyified by Niel Gow. But in those days > Strathspeys were played at a much faster tempo. It must be good though > because it's lasted a long time.
A bit of a dirge! It's one of my favorite strathspey tunes. It's a great
tune for fiddlers, it provides lots of opportunities for expression. Always
happy when it shows up on a program I'm playing!
Steve Wyrick -- Walnut Creek, California