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Finlay Dun


Biographical info

Finlay Dun (1795-1853) was born in Aberdeen, lived and died in Edinburgh; he was the son of a dancing master and played for his father in his youth. He is said to have imorted the quadrille to Scotland from France c.1815-16. (Alburger, 114) A composer, arranger and scholar, he compiled song collections with/for Lady Carolina Nairne, and another with Edinburgh music professor John Thomson. He moved in scholarly Edinburgh musical circles, and wrote an essay for Dauney.

Sources authored by Finlay Dun

Title Year Edition
A Selection of Celtic Melodies [1830]