Hello Yes, I did tentatively identify the fiddle melody from an 18th century collection at the SCA in Edinburgh. Annoyingly I don't have a note of it here, but will dig it out. If any of your fiddlers know the tune it would be interesting to compare notes. Re the Dufftown organ; I found a 19th century source saying that there was indeed a smaller organ there originally, but I have no idea where it went. There was an organ-building priest in the N E, Rev George Mathison; the original might have been one of his. The present organ is in poor repair sadly.
Shelagh: I`ve had a look at the interesting article to which Tim helpfully drew attention, and wonder if your request back in 2010 brought any answers on the identity of the LM tune for Iam lucis... more
I have to report that the LM tune in Fr Gordon`s manuscript is not known to our Banchory fiddlers. The former leader of the Strathspey and Reel has hunted without success in his stacks of tunes. I`ve ... more