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This tune is first found in “The Caledonian Pocket Companion”, published by James Oswald circa 1741. James Oswald composed the variations, but the writer of the original piece is unknown. Inventing variations and then copying them into a pocket book was a common method of personalising tunes in the 18th century.
Roslin Castle is only a short distance from Roslin Chapel and is a place full of mystery and intrigue associated with the Knights Templar and Dan Brown’s novel “The Da Vinci Code”

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from Sitting in the Stern of a Boat, released July 1, 2014

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Iain Fraser Scotland, UK

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Iain Fraser is a Performer and Teacher. He’s fascinated by the fiddle’s rhythmic and emotional capabilities and draws his material from 18th Century Scottish tunes to new self-penned compositions and from the multiple regional music styles of the British Isles to those of North America and Europe. ... more

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