Friday 5 January 2018
Tune of the Day: The Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey
Traditional Scottish tune
First publishd in 1781, this popular tune is said to have been one of the very first to be composed by William Marshall (1748-1823). A native of Fochabers, Scotland, Marshall worked for the Duke of Gordon for thirty years, eventually becoming the Factor of the Gordon Estate, and in his spare time he became conversant with mathematics, astronomy, clocks, mechanics and optics. An accomplished musician, he also found the time to compose over 250 tunes for the fiddle.