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MRS. A. MACGLASHAN. AKA - “Mrs. A. McGlashan,” AKA and see "Mrs. Alexander MacGlashan."

                                      

MRS. A. MACPHERSON OF INVERAN. Scottish. Composed by Pipe Major G.S. McLennan (1883-1927), a bagpiper revered in Highland circles.

                          

MRS. A. R. FINDLAY. Scottish, Reel. Composed in 1931 by Aberdeenshire fiddler and composer J. Murdoch Henderson (1902-1972), dedicated to the Conductor of the Aberdeen High School Orchestra. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935.

                                      

MRS. ABERCROMBYS OF GLUPAS REEL. Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB.

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T:Mrs. Abercrombys of Glupas Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

N:”Slow”

S:William Sydney Mount (1807-1868) manuscripts, c. 1840’s?

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

F | G>DG>A B>cd>g | f<b d>B (c/B/A/G/ F>)A | G>DG>A B>cd>g |

f>c d/(c/B/A/) B>G G2 :| g>fd>f “tr”(g/f/g/a/) b>g | f>dc>d (f>g{f/g/}a>f |

(b>a)(a>g) (g>f)(f>d) | c3f (d/c/B/A/) (B<G) G2 | g>fd>f “tr”(g/f/g/a/) b>g |

f>dc>d (f>g){f/g/}(a>f) | (g>f)(e>d) (c>e)(d>c) | “tr”B/(A/b/c/) (d/c/B/A/) B<G G ||

                                      

MRS. ADIE. AKA - "Mrs. Adye." Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB (Cole, Surenne): AAB (Athole, Gow, Skye). Composed by Major William Logan, of a line of William Logan’s of Ayrshire. The Major was a well-known gentleman in Ayrshire and a highly esteemed convivial companion. He was skilled on the violin and was, it is said, an intimate of Niel Gow and Robert Burns. See “Major Logan’s Frolic” for more on him. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 171. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 124. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; pg. 6. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 125. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; pg. 162. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 279. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pgs. 54-55 (appears as “Mrs. Adye”).

X:1

T:Mrs. Adie

T:Mrs. Adye’s

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

d|B<B ~B2 c>A F<A|B<B c>B A<F F>B|G<A B>G F>D B,<D|E<G F>E D<B,B,:|

f|d>Bf>B b>Bf>B|A/B/c c>B A<F F2|G>A B>G F>DB,>D|E<G F>E D<B, B,>B|

d>B f<B b<Bf<B|A/B/c c>B A<F ~F>_A|G<E E>G F<D D>F|E<C C>F D<B,B||

“Last time only”

||(3GEE (3EFG (3FDD (3DEF|(3ECC (3CDF (3DB,B, B,||

 

MRS. ALEXANDER BRODIE.  Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AB. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 162.

X:1

T:Mrs. Alexander Brodie

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Surenne – Dance Music of Scotland, pg. 162  (1852)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

f | gefd edcA | gefd B3f | gefd edcA | dBAF D3f | gefd edcA | gefd B3f |

gefd edcA | dBAF D3 || F | DFAF BGAF | dBAF E<EEF | DFAF BGAc |

(d/c/B/A/) dF D<DDF | DFAF BGAF | dBAF ({F}E3)g | afge fdec | cBAF D3 ||

 

MRS. ALEXANDER MACGLASHAN. Scottish, Jig. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB (Glen): AABB’ (Cranford/Fitzgerald). This 18th century melody was probably composed, and certainly published by John MacGlashan (sometimes McGlashan), who may or may not have been related to the famous Scottish fiddle/composer Alexander "King" MacGlashan. Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 199, pg. 78. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Music), Vol. 2, 1895; pg 34.

X:1

T:Mrs. A. MacGlashan

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

D|G2G GB,G,|G,B,D BAG|F2c A2f|cdB AGF|G2G GB,G,|

G,B,D BAG|F2f c2A|dBG G2:|

d|g/a/ba gdB|GBd gab|f/g/ag fcA|FAc fga|g/a/ba gdB|GBd gab|

agf cAc|dBG G2d|g/a/ba gdB|GBd gab|f/g/ag fcA|FAc fga|

bgb a^fa|gdg fcf|dfd cAc|dBG G2||

 

MRS. ALLAN MACDONALD. Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). The ‘B’ part is played in third position. Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 2.

 

MRS. ANDERSON OF BALGAY. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Abraham Macintosh. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Music), Vol. 1, 1891; pg. 34.

X:1

T:Mrs. Anderson of Balgay

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 1  (1891)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C
E|CEGc EGce|cAGE FDDG|cGEC EGce|fagf ecc:|

e/f/|gecg afda|gece fdde/f/|gecg afde|fagf ecce/f/|gecg afda|

gece fddf|ecBA GAGE|FDGF ECC||

 

MRS. ANDERSON'S STRATHSPEY--OF FOCHABERS. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Mrs. Anderson was the wife of Reverend John Anderson, a teacher of the young Marshall (Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 21.

X:1

T:Mrs. Anderson’s Strathspey—of Fochabers

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

c/d/|e>fec e>fec|~B>cde f(BB)c/d/|e>fec Aag>f|f/e/d/c/ B/c/d/e/ c(AA):|

E|CA,AE cAec|d>e f/e/d/c/ B(FF)B|AcEc BdEd|c/a/g/f/ e/d/c/B/ c(AA)E|

CA,AE cAec|d>e f/e/d/c/ B(FF)B|AcEc BdEd|c/a/g/f/ e/d/c/B/ cAA||

 


MRS. ANNE MACDERMOTT ROE. Irish, Planxty (2/4 time). D Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 82, pg. 68.

 

MRS. ARNOT. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 60).

           

MRS. B. CATTO, ABERDEEN. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler and composer J. Murdoch Henderson (1902-1972), named in honor of a reciter of Scots poetry. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935.

                       

MRS. BABS ANDERSON. Shetland, Strathspey. Composed by Tom Anderson (Shetland) in memory of his late wife, who encouraged his composing and collecting. Topic 12TS379, Aly Bain & Tom Anderson ‑ "Shetland Folk Fiddling, vol. 2" (1978).

           

MRS. BAILLIE. See “Mrs. Colonel Bailie of Red-Castle.”

                       

MRS. BAIRD. AKA – “Mrs. Baird Hill’s Reel.” Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning. AA'B. The melody appears in Malcolm MacDonald’s 4th collection, dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; pg. 2. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 187.

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T:Mrs. Baird hill’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:MacDonald – 4th Collection of Strathspey Reels (1797)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

A | BGA^F GDD=E | F/F/F AF cFAc |1 BGA^F GDDg | fdcA G2G :|2

BGA^F GABg | fdcA G2G || ^f | gdgb =fcfa | gdgb gagd | fgdf AFAc |

dBcA BGG^f | gdgb =fcfa | gdgb gafg | dfcf AFAc | dBcA {^F}G2G ||

 

MRS. BAIRD OF NEW BYTH [1]. AKA and see “Miss Baird of Newbyth.” Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 172. Gow (First Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); pg. 7.

X:1

T:Mrs. Baird of New Byth [1]

C:Niel Gow

M:C

L:1/8

N:”Slowish”

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

B | AD ({B}A)G/F/ E(=CC>)E | AD (B/A/G/F/) AD (B/A/G/F/) | BGAF E(=CC>)E |

AD ({B}A)G/F/ AD D :| (g | f>)dAd e(=cc>)e | f>dAd f>dAd | A>dfd e(=cc>)e |

f>dAd F(DD>)(g | f>)dAd e(=cc>)(e | f>)dAd f>dec | d>A=c>=F E(=CC>)E | AD ({B}A)G/F/ AD D ||

 

MRS. BAIRD OF NEWBYTH [2]. Scottish, Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning. AB (Surenne): AABB' (Kerr, Stewart-Robertson). The tune is attributed tow William MacDonald in the Gow’s 2nd Collection (1788). Newbyth is in East Lothian, and lies on the Peffer Burn north of East Linton. It is the birthplace of Sir David Baird of Newbyth (1757-1829, whose mother may be the Mrs. Baird honoured by MacDonald’s melody. Sir David was a hero of military campaigns in India and saw service in the Napoleonic Wars. He was made baronet in 1809. This anecdote is told of Mrs. Baird of Newbyth:

***

Mrs. Baird of Newbyth, the mother of our distinguished countryman the late General

Sir David Baird, was always spoken of as a grand specimen of the class. When the news

arrived from India of the gallant but unfortunate action of ‘84 against Hyder All (ed. AKA

Hyder Ali {1722-1782} or Haider ‘Alt), in which her son, then Captain Baird, was engaged,

it was stated that he and other officers had been taken prisoners and chained together two

and two. The friends were careful in breaking such sad intelligence to the mother of Captain

Baird. When, however, she was made fully to understand the position of her son and his gallant

companions, disdaining all weak and useless expressions of her own grief, and knowing

well the restless and athletic habits of her son, all she said was, "Lord pity the chiel that’s

chained to our Davie!”

***

Gow (Second Collection of Neil Gow’s Reels), 1788, 3rd ed.; pg. 9. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 92, pg. 12. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 75. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pgs. 150-151.

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T:Mrs. Baird of Newbyth  [2]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

F|E/F/G G>A c>de>d|c>AG>E A<D D>F|E/F/G G>A c>de>d|c>AG>E G<CC:|

f|e/f/g c>g e<c g>e|f>g a/g/f/e/ f<d d>g|e/f/g c>g e<c g>e|c<A G>E G<C C>f|

e/f/g c>g e<cg>e|f>g a/g/f/e/ f<d d>g|e>gd>e c>de>d|c>AG>E G<CC||

 

MRS. BAIRD OF NEWBYTH [3]. Scottish, Strathspey. E Dorian. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Malcolm McDonald, who dedicated his first collection to Mrs. Baird. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Music), vol. 1, 1891; pg. 47. MacDonald (Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1), c. 1788; pg. 1.

X:1

T:Mrs. Baird of Newbyth [3]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – Collection of Strathspey Reels I  (c. 1788)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Emin

d|B<E B>G B>EBe | dBAG FADd | BEBG BEBf | {g}f2 e^deE E :|

B | (e>fg)e fde^c | dBAG FADd | (e>fg)e fde^c | {g}f2 e^d eEEB |

e>fge fde^c| dBAG FADd | BEBG Bcde | {g}f2 e^d eE E ||

 

MRS. BAIRD OF NEWBYTH’S JIGG.  Scottish, Jig. A Major. Standard. AABB’. Composed by Malcolm MacDonald, the melody appears in his first collection (c. 1788), dedicated to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth. MacDonald (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1788; pg. 21.

X:1

T:Mrs. Baird of Newbyth’s Jigg

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

S:MacDonald – Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1 (c. 1788)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

F | E3E3 | EFA {d}”tr”c2A | F3F3 | B>dB “tr”c2A | E3E3 | EFA “tr”(c2A) |

(F2B) (B2d) | cAA A2 :: (c/d/) | e>ce e>ce | ece {=g}(f2e) | fdf fdf |

fdf {a}(g2f) |1 ece ece | ece {=g}(f2e) | faf ece | cAA A2 :|2 faf ece |

d2e f2e | faf ece | cAA A2 ||

 

MRS. BAKER'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Miss Baker's Hornpipe," "Miss Bacon's Hornpipe." English, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Mrs. Baker was a famous stage dancer who performed the hornpipe in the 18th century theater (along with Miss Anne Catley and Nancy Dawson, among others, according to Frank Kidson in his entry on hornpipes in Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians): “About 1760 the hornpipe underwent a radical change, for it was turned into common time and was altered in character. Miss Anne Catley, Mrs. Baker, Nancy Dawson, and other stage dancers, introduced it into the theatre, and they have given their names to hornpipes which are even now popular.” Versions of this tune can be found in Thompson's Complete Collection of Country Dance Tunes (Vol. III, pg. 29, No. 58), and in the Alymore MS, the John Clare ms. (Helpston, Northants, 1820, as "Miss Bacon's Hornpipe”), and the John Rook ms. (Warerton, 1840). Source for notated version: a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman]. Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 111a, pg. 46.

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T:Mrs. Baker’s Hornpipe

M:C

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

B:Ashman – Ironbridge Hornpipe

K:F

cB | A2(F2 F)AGF | EG (B2 B)dcB | Acde fcdB | …

X:2

T:Mrs. Baker’s

M:C

L:1/8

R:Hornpipe

S:John Rook manuscript (Warerton, 1840)

K:G

dc|B2G2 GBAG|FA c2 cedc|Bdef gdec|B2G2G2:|

|:(3def|adBd gbag|afdf ac’ba|bgaf geag|f2d2d2gd|

(3efg (3Bcd cc’b|agfe edcB|(3cde (3FGA GdcA|B2G2G2:|

 

MRS. BARCLAY. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Alexander Walker for Mrs. Barclay, Kincardine O'Neil. Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c), 1866; No. 41, pg. 15.

 

MRS. BARNEY BRALLAGHAN. AKA and see "Barney Brallaghan."

 

MRS. BEATTY WALLACE. Canadian, Jig. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Major (Cameron): A Major (Perlman). Standard tuning. AABB (Cranford/Fitzgerald): AA’BB’ (Cameron, Perlman). Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Sources for notated versions: Kenny Chaisson (b. c. 1947, Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resides in Rollo Bay) [Perlman]; Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton), who reversed the ‘A’ and ‘B’ parts [Cranford]. Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 52. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 89, pg. 38. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 90.


 

MRS. BERTHA AIM. Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Shetland fiddler Arthur S. Robertson (b. 1911) and dedicated to Mrs. Bertha Aim, widow of the late Ronnie Aim of Orknay (1919‑1982) who was a reknowned fiddler of those islands. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 142, pg. 181.

 

MRS. BIGGS (OF NEWCASTLE'S) DELIGHT. Scottish, Stathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AA. The air appears in Watlen's collection of Celebrated Circus Tunes (1791) with the note "The celebrated Strathspey Minuet as danced by Mr. Lassells and Mrs. Parker at the Royal Circus, London and Edinburgh" (the Strathspey Minuet was a couple dance performed to a strathspey). Emmerson (Rantin’ Pipe and Tremblin’ String), 1971; No. 66, pg. 154.

 

MRS. BIRMINGHAM. Irish, Air or Planxty. The air has been attributed to the blind Irish harper Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), though there is no definitive evidence for this according to Donal O’Sullivan.

 

MRS. BLAIR OF AVONTOWN'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Quickstep. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Mrs. Blair was probably Isabella Cornelia Halkett, originally from Fifeshire, who married Robert Blair (1741-1811), a lawyer and judge. They lived at the small estate of Avontoun, near Linlithgow, and had one son and three daughters. Blair was solicitor general of Scotland from 1780-1806, and, at the end of his life, Lord President of the Court of Session. Sir Henry Raeburn painted his portrait. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 576. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 18.

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T:Mrs. Blair of Avontown’s Favorite

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:March

N:”Slow”

B:Gow – Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1800)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

{c}d|A>B AF|{F}A2 “tr”d>e|(f.g)(e.f)|(e/d/)(c/B/) (A/B/)(c/d/)|A>B (B/A/)(G/F/)|A2 “tr”d>e|.f(f/g/) .e(e/f/)|{c}d2 d:|

|:f|{f}g2 ec|df {^g}a2|(f/g/)(a/g/) (f/e/)(d/c/)|.d/.e/.f/.g/ a>d|”tr”A>B (B/A/)(G/F/)|A2 “tr”d>e|(fg)(ef)|{c}d2 d:|

 

MRS. BOSWELL OF AUCHINLECK'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by John French (1752‑1803), originally from Cumnock. Published in his posthumous 1803 collection "Strathspey Reels &c," which collection was dedicated to Mrs. Boswell, the wife of James Boswell, Dr. Johnson's amanuensis. Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 89, pg. 143.

 

MRS. BOURKE. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 236.

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T:Mrs. Bourke

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

C|~F2 AF EGGB|AFAc ~f2 cf|dBcF EGGB|AcCE F2F:|

c|~fcfa gceg|a/g/f g/f/e ~f2 cB|AcdB cffd|cBAG ~F2 FA|

~fcfa gceg|a/g/f g/f/e ~f2 cf|AFcF fdcB|AcCE ~F2F||

 

MRS. BOUTH'S MINUET. Scottish, Minuet. The melody appears in the Gillespie Manuscript of Perth (1768).

 

MRS. BOYCE’S DELIGHT.  English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning. The melody is unique to Charles and Samuel Thompson’s Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 168.

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T:Mrs. Boyce’s Delight

M:2/4

L:1/8

B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773)

Z:Transcribed and edited by Flynn Titford-Mock, 2007

Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

g2 fe|dcBA|AcBA|B2G2|g2 fe|fbag|fed^c|d2 D2:|
|:d2f2|a3c|cBgB|c2 Ac|defg|cBec|BAGF|G2 G,2:||

 

MRS. BRODIE SHERIFF OF BATTLEBLENT'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Composition credited to G. Rankin by Kerr. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 176, pg. 20.

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T:Mrs. Brodie Sheriff of Battleblent’s Reel

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 2, No. 177 (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

D>EGA> B>A (3Bcd|e>g d>B (3eee e2|D>EGA> B>A (3Bcd|e<g d>B (3AAA A2:|

g>ae>g d>g (3BAG|g>ae>g (3aaa a2|g>ae>g d>g (3BAG|B<d A>B (3GGG G2|

g>ae>g d>g (3BAG|g>ae>g (3aaa a2|(3bgg (3aff (3gee (3dgg|B<d A>B (3GGG G2||

 

MRS. BRODIE SHERIFF OF BATTLEBLENT'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Composition credited to G. Rankin by Kerr. Largely a reel version of the strathspey of the same name. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 177, pg. 20.

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T:Mrs. Brodie Sheriff of Battleblent’s Reel

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 2, No. 177 (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

DEGA BABd|efge dcBA|GFGA BABd|1 egdB (3AAA A2:|2 egdB (3AAA A||

d|gfga bage|dgBg dgBg|gfga bage|dgBg A2Ad|

gfga bage|dgBg dgBg|bfge fdec|BdAB G2G2||

 

MRS. BROWN('S REEL) OF LINKWOOD. Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Mrs. Brown was probably the wife of either George Brown or his son Peter Brown. The Browns were surveyors, and Peter turned the whiskey still at Linkwood into a licensed distillery that still produces spirits toady (Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999). Marshall may have come in contact with the Browns through his interest in surveying, or in the context of his employment as Steward of the Household for the Duke of Gordon (the elder Brown was factor for forty years to the Earl of Findlater). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 79. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 60. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 252.

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T:Mrs. Brown of Linkwood

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:The Athole Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Emin

F|E>FG>A B2 B>^c|d>Bad FDAF|E>FGA B2 Bf|gef^d e/e/e e:|

f|gef^d e2 Be|dBAd FDDf|gef^d Be|d>BAF E/E/E Ef|gef^d e2 Be|

dBAd FDDF|E>FGA B2 Bf|gef^d e/e/e e|| 

 


MRS. BUCHAN OF AUCHMACOY. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 22.

X:1

T:Mrs. Buchan of Auchmacoy

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

F|(Bc/d/) BF (Bc/d/) BF|d>cBd cCCc|(Bc/d/) BF (Bd/f/) dB|d>cBA BB,B,:|

d/e/|fd b2 fd b2|fdbd gccd/e/|fd b2 (ag)(fe) (dc)(BA)|BG F/G/F/E/ DB,B, d/e/|

fd b2 fd b2|fdbd bccd/e/|fdec dBcA|B<G F>E DB,B,||

           

MRS. C. SUTHERLAND. Scottish, Strathspey. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler and composer J. Murdoch Henderson (1902-1972), dedicated to “C.S., pianist, Fraserburgh.” Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935.

                                               

MRS. CAMPBELL.  Jig. WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac – “That’s What You Get” (1998?).

                       

MRS. CAMPBELL OF LOCHNELL. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AA'BB'. Composed by Robert MacIntosh. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 107. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 73.

X:1

T:Mrs. Campbell of Lochnell

M:C|

L:1/8
R:Reel

B:MacDonald – The Skye Collection (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

G|c2 Gc ECGE | c2 ec dDDB |1 c2 AF EGCE | FDG,G ECC :|2 c2 Ac GcEc |

defd ecc ||: G | ECEG AFAc | ECFE DG,G,F |1 ECEG AFAc | BdGf ecc :|2

EGFA G_BAc | Bagf ecc ||

 

MRS. CAMPBELL OF MONZIE. Scottish, Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 198.

X:1

T:Mrs. Campbell of Monzie

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

D|G<G G>F G2B2|B<d c/B/c/d/ A<F A>c|B<G G>D G2 ~g2|

f>c A/B/c/A/ B<GG:|

f|g>f d<f g<g b2|f>cd>f A<F A<f|~g>f d<f g>a b2|f>c A/B/c/A/ B<G G>f|

g>f d<f g<g b2|~f>c d<f A>FA>g|b>ga>^f g>df>c|G>g ^f/g/a/f/ g<GG||

 

MRS. CAPTAIN CHARLES GORDON--HUNTLY. Scottish, Strathspey ("Slow when not danced"). A Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). See also the companion title “Captain Charles Gordon R.N.” Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 30.

X:1

T:Mrs. Capt. Charles Gordon—Huntly

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

(e/f/4g/4)|a2 a>e fbag (a>e)|f<b b>a g<e ef/g/|a2 (ae) (f/e/)d/c/ (d/c/)B/A/|

F/B/G/B/ (A/f)e/d/ c<A A (e/f/4g/4)|a2 a>e fbag (a>e)|f<b b>a g<e ef/g/|

a2 (ae) (f/e/)d/c/ (d/c/)B/A/|F/B/G/B/ (A/f/)e/d/ c<A A||f/g/|aAcA eAcA|

(B/d/)c/e/ (d/c/)B/A/ B<F F(f/g/)|aAcA eAcA|f/g/a/f/ g/b/a/g/ aA Af/g/|

aecA ecAC|D>F E<C B,B Bb/g/|f>b (a/g/)f/e/ f/e/f/g/ a>A|

F>BG>B A/f/e/d/ c<A A||

 

MRS. CAPTAIN McBARNET'S STRATHSPEY--BALACHRON. Scottish, "Moderately Slow" Strathspey. E Flat major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1822 Collection, pg. 25.

X:1

T:Mrs. Captain McBarnet’s Strathspey—Balachron

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:E_

A|:GFEG BeGE|e/d/c/B/ cd efdB|gEGB e/d/c/B/ GE|F>B, E/D/C/B,/ E2E2:|

A,|G,A,B,G, EB,GE|B,DFD AFBG|EFGA Bcde|f>g f/e/d/c/ BAGF|G,A,B,G, EB,GE|

B,DFD AFBG|~E>g f/e/d/c/ BAGE|F>B, E/D/C/B,/ E2E2||

 

MRS. CAPTAIN SKENE'S STRATHSPEY--OF CARRESTON. Scottish, ("Moderately Slow") Strathspey. E Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 58.

X:1

T:Mrs. Captain Skene’s Strathspey—of Carreston

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Eb

E2 e>c B>G F<G|E<C C>B, C<F F>G|E2 e>c BG A/G/F/E/|B,>E D/E/F/D/ G<E ~E2:|

eBeg a/g/f/e/ ~f2|eBfB gBfB|e>Be a/g/f/e/ ~f2|eBAG CFDB,|eBeg a/g/f/e/ ~f2|

eBfB gBfB|(3efg (3fed (3edc (3BAG|(3ABc (3BAG CFDB,||

 

MRS. CAPTAIN STEWART. AKA and see "Miss MacLeod of Colbeck." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears under the above title in Robert Petrie's 1st Collection (1790), pg. 16.

X:1

T:Mrs. Captain Stewart's Strathspey

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/19/04

N:Petrie's First Collection, page 16

L:1/8

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:F

f | c<FTc>A c<FTc>A | d<GTd>c  d<GG>f | c<FTc>A c<FTa>g | f>d c/d/c/B/ AFF :|

c | Tf2 a>f  c<fa<f | b>aTg>f (eggc) | (f/e/f/g/) af c>fa>f | b<aTg>f  (cffg) |

Tf2 a<f  c<fa<f  | b>aTg>f  e<gge | de/f/ c<f  B<fA<f | g<dTc>B AFF |]

 

MRS. CAREY’S BRIDAL DAY.  English, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The melody appears unique to Charles and Samuel Thompson’s Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3), 1773; No. 181.

X:1

T:Mrs. Carey’s Bridal Day

M:6/8

L:1/8

B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773)

Z:Transcribed and edited by Flynn Titford-Mock, 2007

Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

A2a aga|B2c d2f|B2c d2f|e2E A3::G3 e^de|F3 GAB|

c2e d2B|E2G A3::Ac(e e)cA|Bd(f f)dB|A3 f3|cdB A3:||

 

MRS. CARMICHAEL OF CASTLE CRAIG'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by John Gow. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 173.

 

MRS. CARMICHAEL OF SKIRLINGS. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807) in honor of the wife of the Honorable William Carmichael of Skirling, an advocate. She was known as Mrs. Carmichael of Saltcoats. She died in 1776. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 174. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 34.

X:1

T:Mrs. Carmichael of Skirling’s Strathspey

M:C
L:1/8

R:Strathspey

C:Niel Gow (1727-1807)

B:Gow – Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1800)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

(A<D)D>F “tr”E>DEF|(A,<D)D>F “tr”(E/D/)E/F/ B2|”tr”B>d (B/A/)G/F/ (G/F/)E/D/ “tr”EF|(A<D) D>F “tr”(E/D/)E/F/ D2:||

(A<d)d>f “tr”e>def|(A<d)d>f “tr”e>f d2|”tr”B>d (B/A/)G/F/ (G/F/)E/D/ EF|(A<D) DF “tr”E>F D2|

(A<d)d>f “tr”e>def|(A<d)d>f “tr”e>f dA|(B/A/B/).d/ (B/A/).G/.F/ (G/F/).E/.D/ EF|(A<D) f/d/A/F/ “tr”(E/D/)E/F/ D2||

 

MRS. CASEY. AKA and see “Billy O’Rourke’s the Buachaill [1].” English, Air, Jig and Morris Dance Tune (6/8 time); Scottish, Jig. E Minor (Bacon‑Ascot, Mallinson, Raven): A Minor (Bacon‑Fieldtown, Howe, Kerr): B Minor (Gibbons, Kennedy). Standard tuning. AB {x5}, A (Bacon, Mallinson): ABA (Howe): AABB (Kennedy, Kerr). The late Bruce Olson believes the title comes from a song by J. O’Keefe in his play Fontainbleu (1784), which begins “The British Lion is my sign.” The Gows printed a version of the tune as “Madam Cassey” and included it in a section of ‘Fashionable Dances in Edinr. 1787-88’. As a morris dance tune, it was played for dances in the villages of Ascot‑under‑Wychwood (Oxfordshire) and Fieldtown (Leafield, Oxfordshire), in England's Cotswolds. Source for notated version: the 1823-26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778-1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner]. Bacon (The Morris Ring), 1974; pgs. 22 & 160. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; pg. 114. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 120, pg. 29. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 299, pg. 32. Mallinson (Mally’s Cotswold Morris Book), 1988; No. 48, pg. 30. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; pg. 7. Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; pg. 19.

X:1

T:Mrs. Casey or Billy O’Rourke

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

S:Howe – 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) 

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A Minor

e/d/ | c2A ABA | G2G G2G | A2A A2G | f3e2d |

c2A ABA | G2G G2G | A2A A2G | c3e2 || G |

c2d e2f | g2a g2e | c2d e2f | g3 efg | a2f g2e |

f2e d2c | A2A ABA | f3 e2d ||

 

MRS. CHARLES MENTEATH OF CLOFABURN'S. Scottish, Slip Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Robert Riddel, a friend of poet Robert Burns. Gatherer (Gatherer’s Musical Museum), 1987; pg. 16. Riddell, Collection of Scotch, Galwegian and Border Tunes (1794).

 


MRS. CHARLES STEWART--PETTYVAICH. Scottish (originally), Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Cranford, Marshall): AB (Honeyman). Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833), a famous fiddler and composer known for his strathspeys. Marshall was the Steward of the Household for the Duke of Gordon, an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Paul Stewart Cranford (1995) remarks that some of Marshall tunes have been in oral tradition so long in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, that local sets have evolved; this is one such piece. Cape Breton fiddler Donald MacLellan first recorded this popular tune of LP (Cranford, 1997). Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 154, pg. 61. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; pg. 26. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 5. Green Linnet Records SIF 1077, Capercaillie ‑ "Crosswinds" (1987). Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean – “Gaelic in the Bow” (2005).

X:1

T:Mrs. Charles Stewart—Pettyvaich

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Marshall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

A/B/|cFdF cFAF|(EGG)A B2 (Bd)|cFdF cFAF|ECDE F2F:|

e|fcAf cfAf|cfAf ~g2 (ga)|fcAf cfcA|BGEG F2 (Fe)|fcAf cfAf|

defa g2 gf|(a/g/f) (g/f/e) fca>g|fdcA F2F||

 

MRS. CHARLES SUTHERLAND. Scottish, Strathspey. E Major. Standard tuning. AB. A 20th century composition by Aberdeen fiddler J. Murdoch Henderson (1902-1972), one of the greatest exponents of the Scottish fiddle in the 20th century. Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 144, pg. 58.

 

MRS. CHISHOLM. AKA – “Mrs. Chisholm of Chisholm’s Strathspey.” Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 175. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 11. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 18. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 25.

X:1

T:Mrs. Chisholm

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

c|A<A c>A BFFB|A<A c>A eAcA|d>Bc>A B>AF>B|A>FE>C ~A,2 A,:|

f/g/|a<ea<c B>A Ffg|a>ef>c ea ed/c/|d>Bc>A B>AF>B|A>FE>C ~A,2 Af/g/|

a<ef<c B>A Ff/g/|a>ef>c Aa ed/c/|d<f c<a B>A F>B|A>FE>C ~A,2 A,||

 

MRS. CHREE. Scottish, Highland Schottische or Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Hardie (1992) remarks that Mrs. Chree resided at the schoolhouse, Keig in Aberdeenshire, and presumably was a schoolmaster's wife. Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; pg. 72.

 

MRS. CHRISTIE. Scottish, Strathspey. A Mixolydian (Gow): A Dorian (Athole, Kerr). Standard tuning. AAB. Credited to William Marshall (1748-1833) by McGlashan and Gow. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 405. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 3, 1806; pg. 23. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 141, pg. 17. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), vol. 3, c. 1786; pg. 3 (appears as “Mrs. Christies Rant” set in reel time). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 55.

X:1

T:Mrs. Christie

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Amin

c/d/|e>Ae>c e<A Ac/d/|e>Ae>c d<G Gc/d/|e<A e>c e<A e>c|B<g d>g B>GG:|

B|A<a g/a/b a<c e>c|A<a g/a/b g<d d>B|A<a g/a/b a<^f g>e|f>de>c d<G G>B|

A<a g/a/b a<c e>c|A<a g/a/b g<d d>B|A<a g/a/b a<^f g>e|f<de<c d<GG||

 

MRS. COLE. AKA and see "Madame Cole." Irish, Planxty. A Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 15, pg. 33.

 

MRS. COLGUHOUN GRANT'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. Composed by Issac Cooper of Banff (b. 1755). Considered a "good tune" by Collinson (1966).      

 

MRS. COLONEL BAILIE OF RED-CASTLE. Scoattish, Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning. AB (Shears): AAB (MacDonald). Composed by Joseph Lowe. The tune is sometimes called “Mrs. Baillie” on Cape Breton island. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 33. Shears (Gathering of the Clans Collection, Vol. 1), 1986; pg. 58 (pipe setting. Appears as “Mrs. Baillie”).

X:1

T:Mrs. Colonel Bailie of Red-Castle

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:MacDonald – Skye Collection (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

f|Bfd^g (ag)af|eAed cAAc|(Bf)f^g (ag)af|ecac B/B/B B:|

e|fBdB FBdB\cAEA cAec|fBdB FBdB|cAec B/B/B/ (Be)|

fBdB FBdB|cAEA cAec|Bdce dfe^g|afec B/B/B B||

 


MRS. COLONEL FORBES' STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed be William Marshall (1748-1833). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 45. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 78.

X:1

T:Mrs. Colonel Forbes

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:The Athole Collection (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

e|c2 G>E D>dd>B|c<G A>G c2 c>e|c>G A/G/F/E/ D>dd>e|C<C E>G c2c:|

e|c>ge>g a/g/f/e/ d>e|c<g e>g c<ge<g|f<ae<g d>c d<e|G<c c>d e2 d>e|

c>ge>g a/g/f/e/ d>e|c<ge<g c<af<a|g<c’e<g d>c d<e|G<c c>d e2d||

 

MRS. COLONEL GORDON OF LEITCHIESTON'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Mrs. Gordon was Janet Ross, who married Colonel George Gordon in 1798, according to Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999). The Colonel was the illegitimate son of Alexander Gordon, the 4th Duke of Gordon, and his marriage to Janet was reportedly not a happy one. They lived in the old house of Leitcheston, south of Portgordon, but Cowie says the Colonel preferred to spend time in his hunting lodge at Glen Tromie (Badenoch). It is remembered that he asked a local Portgordon boat-builder to fashion him a boat with wheels with which he transported his six children and the maid Peggy Green to the lodge for their summer holiday. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 17.

X:1

T:Mrs. Colonel Gordon of Leitchieston’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

AECA, AEcA|d<B e>c BB/B/ ~B2| AECA, AEcA|d<Bac AA/A/ A2:|

(A/c/e a)e fdec|dBbc B/B/B ~B2|(A/c/e a)e fdec|dBac A/A/A A2|

(A/c/e a)e fdec|dBbc B/B/B ~B2|AECE AcBd|c<eac A/A/A A2||

                       

MRS. COLONEL NEYNOE. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 305.

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T:Mrs. Colonel Neynoe

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

B|AFAc f2 fc|cfAf gGGB|AcAF fafd|cfeg fFF:|

|:B|ABcf efga|fdgf ecce|fcdf cacA|BgGB AFF:|

                       

MRS. COLQUHOUN GRANT. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Issac Cooper (c.1755‑1820), a music and dancing teacher in Banff who published two collections. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 176 (arranged by Cooper for two violins and bass/continuo).

                       

MRS. COMPTON OF CARHAM-HALL.  Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 86.

X:1

T:Mrs. Compton of Carham-Hall

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Surenne – Dance Music of Scotland, pg. 86  (1852)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

D | G2 BG dBgB | G2 BG AEEF | G2 BG dBgd | (e/4f/2<g) dc BGGD | G2 BG dBgB |

G2 BG AEEF | G2 BG dBgd | (e/4f/2<g) dc BGG || (3d/e/f/ | gdBd ceBd | gdBd eAAf |

gdBd ceBd | (e/4f/2<g) dc BGGf | gdBd ceBd | gdBd eAAB | GDEF GABc | BdcA BGG ||

 

MRS. CONWAY’S CHOCOLATE CAKE. Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Falmouth, Massachusetss, musician and writer Bill Black, in fond memory of the hospitality of the Conway house on Wallace Ave. in the Bronx. Black (Music’s the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 195, pg. 104.

X:1

T: Mrs Conway's Chocolate Cake

C: © B. Black

Q: 325

R: hornpipe

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

K: G

zD | G2 BG EFGB | cABG AGED | G2 BG EFGg | edBA G3 D |

G2 BG EFGB | cABG AGED | GBdB ca a2 | fdef g2 :|

(3def | gbag fedc | BcdB cA A2 | gbag fedc | BdAF G3 A |

gbag fedc | BGGB cAAd | eddg eddB | cAFA G2 :|

                       

MRS. COOTY’S JIG. AKA and see “The Horse that Made a Haymes of his Winders.” Irish, Jig. The jig is similar to “The Rookery [1]” or “Whelen’s Jig.” Shanachie 34014, James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien & Daithi Sproule – “Traditional Music of Ireland” (1995).

                       

MRS. COSTELLO. Irish, Planxty (3/4 time). C Dorian (G Minor). Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 20, pg. 35.

                       

MRS. COUTS TROTTER'S FAVORITE. Scottish, "Very Slow" Quickstep. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Major William Logan, of a line of William Logan’s of Ayrshire. The Major was a well-known gentleman in Ayrshire and a highly esteemed convivial companion. He was skilled on the violin and was, it is said, an intimate of Niel Gow and Robert Burns. See “Major Logan’s Frolic” for more on him. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 577. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; pg. 6.

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T:Mrs. Couts Trotter’s Favorite

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Slow March

C:Major William Logan

B:Gow – Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1809)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

(F/4G/4A/)|B>B (c/B/A/G/)|F2 FG/A/|B>B {d}cB/c/|{c}dGG (F/G/4A/4)|B>B (c/B/)(A/G/)|

F>E {E}DG/A/|B>B, {D}CB,/C/|DB, B,::F/E/|D<F ~F>E|(D<G) G2 {FGABcd}|e>d c>B|

AFF z/D/|(E<G) G>E|(D<F) ~FG/A/|B>B, {D}CB,/C/|DB,B, :||

                       

MRS. CRAWFORD. AKA and see "Mrs. Crawford's Favorite."

                       

MRS. CRAWFURD OF ARMILLAN. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 20).

                       

MRS. CRAWFORD/CRAWFURD OF DONSIDE('S REEL). AKA and see "Sir John Shaw Stewart." Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by John Riddell and first published in his 1766 collection (pg. 25). The melody was republished by the Gows as "Sir John Shaw Stewart" in First Collection, 1784 (pg. 4). Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 1, 1891; pg. 18. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 187.

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T:Mrs. Crawfurd of Donside

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 1  (1891)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

D G2 c (B/c/d) (dB)|cAfd cAFA|D G2 c (B/c/d) (cB)|cAfA G/G/G  G2:|

G g2 a (g/a/b) (ag)|fcac fcac|d g2 a (g/a/b) (ag)|fdc>A G/G/G G2|

d g2 a (g/a/b) (ag)|c f2 g (f/g/a) (gf)|bgaf gdfd|cAfA G/G/G G2||

             

MRS. CRAWFORD OF LITTLETON’S REEL.  Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Mr. J. Hall, Ayr. Mrs. Crawford was Jane Ronald the eldest daughter of Charles Angus, Esq., of Tunberry Lodge, who married Dr. William Crawford of Littleton in April, 1820. Her father died later that year, and Dr. Crawford died in 1826, however, the inheritance (which should have gone to the Mrs.) were tied up for years in litigation. Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; pg. 20.

X:1

T:Mrs. Crawford of Littleton’s Reel

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

C:Mr. J. Hall, Ayr

B:Gow – Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

a|e2 cA eA ~c2|eAcA (cd)ef|{f}e2 cA eAce|(dcB)c defa|{f}e2 cA eA ~c2|

eAcA c>def|{f}e2 cA eAce|(dc)(Bc) defg||(ag)af ecA>g|(ag)ae (fga)f|

eaga faef|dcBc defg|agaf ecA>g|agae fgaf|eaga faef|dcBc defa||

                       


MRS. CRAWFORD'S FAVORITE. AKA - "Mrs. Crawford." AKA and see “Forneth House.” Scottish, Slow Strathspey or Air. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Carlin, Stewart-Robertson): AABB’ (Cranford). The tune was first published twice by Robert Petrie, originally in his First Collection (1790) under the title “Forneth House,” and again, this time claimed as his own composition in the Third Collection (1800). This was perhaps due to its appearance the same year in Nathaniel Gow’s Fourth Collection (1800) where the melody appeared in a slightly different setting as “Mrs. Crawford’s Favourite Strathspey,” with no attribution. The Gows must have known it was composed by Petrie, for the London branch of the Gow publishing family (Nathaniel’s brothers Andrew and John) used the “Forneth House” title earlier in their Collection of Slow Airs (c. 1795). Poet Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) composed a song to the (“Forneth House”) melody, beginning “Now Winter, wi’ his cloudy brow, is far ayont yon mountains.” The strathspey, as set by Nathaniel Gow, was played by influential Cape Breton/Boston fiddler Bill Lamey (1914-1991). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 176. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 30. Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 105, pg. 31 (appears as “Mrs. Crawford”). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 156. Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey – “From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977” (2000). Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005).

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index

Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 

X:1

T:Mrs. Crawford

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

G | F<A A>B B/A/G/F/ AB/c/ | d>ef>e d<B B>d | F<AA<B B/A/G/F/ d>B |

B/A/G/F/ A/G/ F/>E/ D2D :| f/g/ | a>ba>f d>Ad>f | e>f g/f/e/d/ B2 Bf/g/ |

a>ba>f d>Ad>f | ef/g/ a/g/f/e/ d2 df/g/ | a>ba>f d>Ad>f | e>f g/f/e/d/ B2 Bc/d/ |

A>BA>F A>d B/A/G/F/ | E/D/E/F/ A/G/F/E/ D2 D2 ||

X:2
T:Mrs Crawford
B:Jerry Holland's Collection
N:Somewhat simplified by N.G.
Z:Nigel Gatherer <gatherer@argonet.co.uk>
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A2 A>A B/<A/G/<F/ AB/c/ | d>e f>e d<BB<d| A2 A>A B/<A/G/<F/ d>A |
B/A/G/<F/ A/>G/F/<E/ D4 :: a>b af dA df |1 e>f g/<f/e/<d B2 BA |
a>b af dA df| ef/g/ a/<g/f/<e d4 :|2 e>f g/<f/e/<d B2 d2 |
A>B AF Ad B/A/G/<F/ | E/>D/E/<F/  A/>G/F/<E/ D4 |]

           

MRS. CREE.  Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Scottish fiddle-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927). Source for notated version: Hector MacAndrew [Martin]. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; pg. 132.

           

MRS. CREHAN'S REEL (Ríl Bhean Uí Chroidheáin). AKA and see "The Ballymahon Reel." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AB (Breathnach): AAB (Cranford/Holland): AA'B (Alewine). Source for notated version: whistle player Mary Bergin (Ireland) [Breathnach]. Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken’s Lips), 1987; pg. 26. Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 138, pg. 65. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 207, pg. 77. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1994; pg. 107a (appears as untitled reel). Gael‑Linn Records CEF 071, Mary Bergin ‑ "Feadoga Stain" (1979). Green Linnet Records SIF 1058, Matt Molloy & Sean Keane ‑ "Contentment is Wealth" (1985). Green Linnet GLCD 1145, Wolfstone – “Year of the Dog.” Outlet/Tara Records, John & James Kelly - “The Ballymahon Reel." Jerry Holland – “Master Cape Breton Fiddler” (1982).

X: 1

T: Mrs.Crehan's

T: Ballymahon

T: R\'il Bhean U\'i Chroidhe\'ain

S: B.Breathnach:"Ceol Rince na hEireann" III/138

Z:B. Black

L:1/8

M: 4/4

R:reel

K: G

G2 dG eGdG|G2 dG AdBA|G2 dG eGdG|EGAB cedB|

G2 d2 eGdG|G2 dG AdBA|G2 dG eGdG|EGAB cege ||

d2 (3Bcd Gd (3Bcd|GdBd eAAA|d2 Bd GdBd|ecAc BGGG|

d2 Bd G2 BG|G2 BG AEEE|GABc dedc|BdAc BGGF ||

                       

MRS. CROFTON (Bain Tighearna Crofton). Irish, Planxty (cut time). E Minor. Standard tuning. One part (O'Sullivan/Bunting): AB (Complete Collection). Both words and air to this ode of praise to Elizabeth Crofton were composed by the great blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan. O'Sullivan (1983) notes the Croftons were once a Catholic family and originally migrated to Ireland in Elizabethan times. Elizabeth was the wife of James Crofton (third son of Edward Crofton) of Longford House, situated on the northerly slope of the Ox Mountains near Ballysodare, County Sligo. A family memoir published in 1911 has it that Elizabeth (the daughter of Captian Edward Robinson of Sligo and a Protestant) and James fell in love around the year 1729, but that "the father of each was bitterly opposed to the match. James tried in vain to win his father's consent. At last, acting on the principle that 'all is fair in love and war,' he decided to become a Protestant. His father threatened to cut him off without a shilling if he did so, and he retorted that two could play at that game, and he would turn informer and claim forfeiture of the family estates unless his father would consent to the marriage, but the unhappy Edward declined to make any terms with his son." James followed through on his threat, converted to Protestantism, denounced his father and older brothers, and, under the laws of the time was awarded the family estates for renouncing Papism. He soon married Elizabeth, while his two elder brothers fled the country for France, one becoming an Archbishop and the other Governor of La Hogue.

***

The air (along with “Green Wood of Truagh”) was played by the blind harper Arthur O’Neill (1734 -1818) at the first Granard Harp Competition in 1781, a performance which earned him the second prize of eight guineas. In his memoirs O’Neill (1734-1818) writes of his travels following the second Granard harp festivel in 1782, where he stopped at the houses of various patrons. He records: “From Mr. Irwin’s I came to Mrs. Crofton of Longford, the name of her seat in the County Sligo. She was the mother of Sir Malby Crofton. She was the lady for whom Carolan composed the fine tune of ‘Mrs. Crofton’. I remained there only a few days…”  If the same woman, Mrs. Crofton would have been quite elderly at the time.

***

The tune was recorded by the Belfast Northern Star of July 15, 1792, as having been played in competition by one of ten Irish harp masters at the last great convocation of ancient Irish harpers, the Belfast Harp Festival, held that week. Source for notated version: The Irish collector Edward Bunting noted the tune from Charles Fanning in 1792. Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 24, pg. 38. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 22, pgs. 36-37.


                       

MRS. CROTTY’S CHRISTENING. Irish, Reel. John Williams, 1st Album (the second of three tunes in a set played with Micho Russell). 

           

MRS. CROTTY’S (HORNPIPE).  Irish, Hornpipe. The melody is sourced to Mrs. Crotty, via Dublin fiddler Mary McElvaney, and concertina player and piper Gearoid O’ hAllmhurain. Drumlin Records BMNCD2, Brian McNamara – “Fort of the Jewels” (2004. Learned from Benedict Koehler).

           

MRS. CROTTY’S REEL. Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AB. Mrs. Crotty was Michael Tubridy’s concertina-playing aunt from County Clare. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; pg. 16. Claddagh CC7, The Chieftains – “Chieftains II” (1969). Shanachie 79022, Chieftains - “Chieftains 2.”

X:1

T:Mrs. Crotty’s Reel

L:1/8

M:4/4

K:D

d2 ed BAFA|ABdA BAFA|BEED E2 FA|Bdce dcBA|d2 ed BAFA|

ABdA BAFA|BEED E2 FA|Bdce d3||A|d2 ed d2 Ad|d2 ef gece|

d2fd adfa|b2 af geceA|d2 ed d2 Ad|d2 ef gece|d2 fd adfa|b2 af gece||

                          

MRS. CROTTY'S (WALTZ). Irish, Waltz. Mrs. Crotty was Michael Tubridy’s concertina-playing aunt from County Clare. The Crotty’s had a pub in Kilrush, south Clare, where great sessions were to be heard. GN1, Joe Thoma ‑ "Up the Track: Traditional Music from Kenmare."

                       

MRS. CROWLEY'S. AKA and see “Mrs. Frank’s,” “Not for Joe [4].” Irish, Polka. G Major (Mallinson): D Major (Taylor). Standard tuning. AABB (Taylor): AA’BB’ (Mallinson). A common and popular tune in the Sliabh Luachra region of Ireland. The title “Mrs. Crowley’s” honors a well-known Kenmare pub owner and fiddler. Source for notated version: set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, mid-1980’s [Taylor]. Mallinson (100 Polkas), 1997; No. 81, pg. 31. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; pg. 37. GN1, Joe Thoma ‑  "Up the Track: Traditional Music from Kenmare."

X:1

T:Mrs. Crowley’s

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Polka

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

DG EG/E/ | DG EG/E/ | DG AG/A/ | BA AG/E/ | DG EG/E/ | DG EG/E/ |

EG AG/A/ |1 BG G/A/G/E/ :|2 BG G>B |: dB gB | dB gf/e/ | dB gB | cA AB/c/ |

dB gB | dB g>E | DG A/B/A/ |1 BG G>B :|2 BG G/A/G/E/ ||

 

MRS. CUNNINGHAM OF CORSEHILL. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 20).

 

MRS. DALRYMPLE OF ORANGEFIELD. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 4).

 

MRS. DALZELL. Scottish, "Very Slow" Strathspey. E Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), a Scottish fiddler, composer, music publisher and bandleader. Son of Niel Gow. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 177.

 

MRS. DAVID PATRICK'S FAVOURITE. Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by J. Clark. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 38.

X:1

T:Mrs. David Patrick’s Favourite

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

D|GABc (B/c/d) (cB)|AcFc dfAF|GABc dgbg|afdf g/g/g g:|

(g/a/)|bafd fdcB|Acfd cA F(g/a/)|bgfd fdcA|afdf g/g/g gg/a/|

bgfd fdcB|Acfd cAFA|GBAc Bdfd|cAFA G/G/G G||

 

MRS. DAVID STEWART’S FAVORITE.  Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The melody appears in Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld’s 3rd Collection, dedicated to Miss Drummond of Perth. MacDonald (A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1792; pg. 4.

X:1

T:Mrs. David Stewart’s Favorite

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

N:”Slowish”

S:MacDonald – 3rd Collection of Stathspey Reels (c. 1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

d/B/ | AD F/G/A/F/ {F/G/}ADD”tr”c | d/A/B/F/ G/E/F/D/ {A,}B,2 A,d/B/ |

AD F/G/A/F/ {F/G/}ADDd/B/ | AFE>F (D2D) :: B | A>Bd>e f/e/d/f/ e/g/f/e/ |

f/d/c/B/ A/F/E/D/ {D/E/}FB,B,B | A>Bd>e f/e/d/f/ e/g/f/e/ | f/d/c/B/ A/B/c/A/ d2d :|

 

MRS. DAVIDSON'S. Scottish, Reel. The melody was composed by expatriate Scot Duncan MacIntyre, a dancing master in London who spent some years in India (probably as a Master of Ceremonies for the Governor‑General's Court), and who died about 1806.

 

MRS. DELANY [1]. Irish, Planxty (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Turlough O'Carolan. Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1985; No. 33, pg. 42.

 

MRS. DELANEY [2] (Magistreas Ni Dunlainge). Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), Vol. 4, No. 8. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907/1986; No. 798, pg. 138.

X:1

T:Mrs. Delaney [2]

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 798

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

cAGF G2 AF|DGBG dGBd|cAGF G2 (3efg|fdcA dfed|cAGF G2 AF|DGBd c2 BA|

FGAB cd (3efg|fdcA d2||cA|Gggf g2 ag|fd (3efg fdcA|Gggf g2 (3efg|

fdcA BGAF|Gggf g2 fg|abaf g2 fg|(3agf (3gfe (3fed fd|cAGA f2 ed||

 

MRS. DICKINSON'S HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth. Source for notated version: the c. 1850 manuscript of T. Armstrong, in the collection of John Armstrong of Carrick [Dixon]. Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; pg. 30. Hall & Stafford (Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1974; pg. 41.

 

MRS. DINGWELL OF BROCKLY'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Robert Petrie. The melody was recorded in 1936 on a 78 RPM disc (Celtic 006) by Cape Breton fiddler Dan J. Campbell, one of the first recordings of Cape Breton fiddlers. Paul Stewart Cranford remarks that Campbell’s setting differs somewhat from the Skye Collection setting, and was picked by older Cape Breton players. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 165, pg. 62. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 151. Rounder Records , John L. MacDonald – “Formerly of Foot Cape Road: Scottish Fiddle Music in the Classic Inverness County Style” (2005).

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index

X:1

T:Mrs. Dingwell of Brockly’s Strathspey

L:1/8

M:C

S:MacDonald – The Skye Collection  (1887)

K:F

B|A>FC>F A,>FC>B|A>F A/B/c/A/ B<G G>B|A>FC>F A,>FC>A|B>dc>B A<FF:|

A|F<f f>g f/g/a/g/ f>F|G<g g>a b/a/g/f/ g>a|A<f f>g f/g/a/g/ f>c|d>fc>B A<F F>A|

F<f f>g f/g/a/g/ f>F|G<g g>a b/a/g/f/ g>a|b>g f/g/a/g/ f>dc>B|A>f a/g/f/e/ f<FF||

 

MRS. DOCTOR LAING’S STRATHSPEY. See “Mrs. Laing’s Strathspey.”

 

MRS. DOCTOR STEWART'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. E Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The melody appears in Malcolm MacDonald’s 2nd Collection, dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; pg. 12.

X:1

T:Mrs. Dr. Stewart’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:E

e | BEBG BEEe | BEBG F/F/F Fe | BEBG Ba”tr”g>f | ecBG E/E/E E :|

|: egfg efcf | ecBG F/F/F “tr”F2 | egfg ea”tr”g>f | ecBG E/E/E E :|

 


MRS. DONALDSON'S [1]. Scottish. Composed by expatriate Scottish dancing master Duncan MacIntyre of London, who spent some years in India (probably as a Master of Ceremonies to the Governor‑General's Court) and who died about 1806.

 

MRS. DONALDSON'S STRATHSPEY [2]. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in both editions of Niel Gow's First Collection (1784) and his Second Collection, unattributed, and also appears in The Beauties of Niel Gow (1819), where authorship is claimed. But the second strain appears to be derived from the second strain of Daniel Dow's composition "Miss MacLean of Duart" (1774). John Glen (1895) goes so far as to call it a "bare‑faced plagiarism." Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788, 3rd edition; pg. 5.

X:1

T:Mrs. Donaldson’s Strathspey [2]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd Ed., pg. 5  (1788)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

D|B,2 “tr”B>F B>c ({B/c/}d>)c|B<G F>D “tr”C>B,CD|B,2 “tr”B>F ~B>c ({B/c/}d>)c|B>G”tr”F>D B,/B,/B, B,:||

d|”tr”f>gfd “tr”B>cdB|(3ege (3dfd “tr”c>Bcd|f>gf>d “tr”B>c({B/c/}d>)c|B>G”tr”F>D B,/B,/B, B,d|

(f>gf>d) “tr”(B>cd>B)|eg/e/ df/d/ “tr”c>Bcd|B<F d>B f<d b>g|f<d “tr”c>d B/B/B B||

 

MRS. DOUGLAS HENDERSON. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by the great Scottish fiddler and composer J. Scott Skinner (1841-1927). Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 134, pg. 55.

 

MRS. DOUGLAS MONCRIEFF. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AA'B (Athole, Skye): AA'BB' (Kerr). Composed by Robert MacIntosh. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 40, pg. 7. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 95. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 181.

X:1

T:Mrs. Douglas Moncrieff

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

c|BGdG BGGB|cEAG FDDc|1 BGdG BGGB|EcAF G2G:|2

BGdB gdec|BGAF G3||

c|Bcdg ecgc|BGdG FDDc|Bcdg efge|dBcA G/G/G Gc|

Bcdg ecgc|BGAG FDDc|Bdgb ceag|fdef g/g/g ~g||

 

MRS. DOUGLAS OF EDNAM. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Athole): AABB (Kerr). Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 30, pg. 6. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 31. Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald - “Classic Cuts” (reissue of Celtic Records CX 17).

X:1

T:Mrs. Douglas of Ednam

M:C|

L;1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

d|ceae ceae|ceae fBBd|ceae fedc|dBed cAA:|

d|cA A/A/A EAAc|dBcA GBBd|cA A/A/A EAAc|dfed cAAd|

cA A/A/A EAAc|dBcA GBBd|cAeA fAec|defg aAA||

                       

MRS. DOW. Scottish, Reel. Green Linnet SIF‑1094, Capercaillie ‑ "Sidewaulk" (1989).

                       

MRS. DRUMMOND OF LOGIEALMOND. Scottish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning. AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow, Stewart-Robertson). Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). Logiealmond or Logie Almond, Perthshire, was a settlement in Glen Almond, on the River Almond, about 8 miles northwest of Perth city. A branch of the Drummond family had an estate at Logiealomond, most famously Sir William Drummond (1780-1828), a politician, ambassador (to the Ottoman Empire, succeeding Lord Elgin), poet and philosopher (whose most famous work was the metaphysical Academical Questions, 1805). He did not marry, so perhaps “Mrs. Drummond of Logiealmond” refers to his mother. Sir William’s lasting quote is “He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.” Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 299. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 3. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 260. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 155.

X:1

T:Mrs. Drummond of Logiealmond

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Emin

B|efge df B2|d2 Bd AdFD|efge dfBe|dBdF E/E/E E:|

B|GBEB GBe^c|dfBd AdFD|GBEB GEBd|^cAdF E/E/E EB|

GBEB GBe^c|dfBd AdFD|GBEB GEEa|gef^d e/e/e e||

                       

MRS. DRUMMOND YOUNGER OF PERTH’S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by John Bowie, who published his own collection in Perth in 1789. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 3rd ed., 1792; pg. 31.

X:1

T:Mrs. Drummond Younger of Perth’s Strathspey

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

C:John Bowie

B:Gow – Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

 B|G<Gd>B d>e {e}d>B|G<G “tr”d>B e>AA>B|G<G d>B d>eg<b|g>ed>g BGG:||

e/f/|gdg>a ({g/a/}b>)ga>b|d<gg>b adfa|gdg>a ({g/a/}b>)gab|”tr”g>ed>c BGGe/f/|

gdg>a ({g/a/}b>)ga>b|gdg>b a>dfa|g<ba>f gd”tr”c>B|Ag fa gG G||

 

MRS. DUFF. Reel. Composed by Charles Grant. A & M Records 79602 2000-2, Ashley MacIsaac - “Close to the Floor” (1992). BM-91, Buddy MacMaster – “Glencoe Hall.”

                       

MRS. DUFF (OF FETTERESSO’S) STRATHSPEY.  Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie. It appears in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances, a volume dedicated to his patroness and employer, Mrs. Garden of Troup.

X:1

T:Mrs. Duff (of Fetteresso's) Strathspey

C:R. Petrie

S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/5/04

N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 6

L:1/8

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:G

B|G2 B<G d<GB<G|c<aB<g a<(AA>B) |G2 B<G d<GB<G|c<Ted>c BGG :|

f|(Tg3/2f//g//) d<g B<gd<g|c<aB<g A<(aTa>f)|(Tg3/2f//g//) d>g B<gd<G|c>A d/c/B/A/ B<GG>f|

(Tg3/2f//g//) d>g B<gd<g|c<aB<g A<(aTa>f)|Tg2 (b/a/g/f/) g<eTd>c|B<dA<c B<GG |]

                       


MRS. DUNCAN. Scottish, Reel. C Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), it appears in his Fourth Collection (1800) though the melody had previously been published by MacDonald in 1789. Malcolm MacDonald was the bass player in Gow's band at the time and probably heard him play it‑‑he may or may not have realized the composition was Nathaniel's own. Another early appearance of the melody was as "Mrs. Duncan's Reel," published by Alexander Leburn in his collection of 1793, who listed himself as the composer. John Glen (1895) is inclined to credit him with the composition of the tune, notwithstanding Nathaniel Gow's claim, apparently on the evidence of Leburn's word and the respective dates of publication. MacDonald included several tunes by other composers in his 2nd collection, and did not give composer credit to any. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 300. Gow (Fourth Collection of Neil Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 14. MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; pg. 10. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 269.

X:1

T:Mrs. Duncan’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Stathspey Reels (1789)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Cmin

g | c<cgc ecgc | e<cgc dBBd | c<cgc ecge | dbfg ecc :| G | (cde)c GcEc | DBFB DB,B,G |

cdec GcEc | DEFD ECCG | (cde)c GeFd | EcFB DB,FD | Ccec =Bdfa | gfed ecc ||

                       

MRS. DUNCAN FORBES OF MUIRTOWN.  Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by 19th century composer-fiddler William Morrison. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 52, pg. 22.

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index 

 

MRS. DUNDAS McQUEEN. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Athole): AABB' (Kerr). Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 51, pg. 8. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 36.

X:1

T:Mrs. Dundas McQueen

M:C|

L:1/8

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

R:Reel

K:A

a|cAec dBfd|cAec e/f/g a<e|cAec dBfB|cA A/A/A f2e:|

g|a/g/f/e/ ac dBfg|aeag f2 e/f/g|aefc dBed|cA A/A/A f2eg|

a/g/f/e/ ac dBfg|aeag f2 e/f/g|aefc dBed|cAAa faea||

                       

MRS. DUNDAS OF ARNISTON. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB. One of seven compositions attributed to William Gow (1751‑1791), the eldest son of Niel Gow. William took over the Alexander McGlashan band when 'King' retired and was reputedly a player of 'bold and spirited style.' Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 301. Gatherer (Gatherer’s Musical Museum), 1987; pg. 7. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 190. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 101, pg. 13. Little (Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle Music in New Hampshire), 1984; pg. 1. Lowe, Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jiggs (1844‑45). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 113. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; pg. 55. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 69.

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index

Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 

X:1

T:Mrs. Dundas of Arniston

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

G|~c2 ce dBG_B|AF ~F2 GECE|~F2 FA GECE|FDCB, C2C:|

f|egec Bdg2|Acf2 Gce2|FAdF EGce|fdcB ~c2 cf|egec BdgB|

AcfA GceG|FAdF EGcE|FDCB, C2C||

                       

MRS. E. MACLEOD. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning. ABBC. The tune is not to be confused with the more famous "Mrs. MacLeod" or "Miss McLeod's Reel." In at least one old manuscript it has been attributed to the 18th century composer Robert 'Red Rob' Mackintosh, though the tune does not appear in any Scottish collections of dance music from the 19th and 20th century. It has been recorded by Cape Breton fiddlers Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald and Dan R. MacDonald, of the Five MacDonald Fiddlers. Sing Out, vol. 34, No. 4, Fall 1989; pg. 32. Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald - “Classic Cuts (reissue of Celtic Records CX 40). Celtic 40, Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald ‑ "Its New."

                       

MRS. E. M. ROSS’S WELCOME TO KILTARLITY COTTAGE. Scottish, March. Composed by J. Scott Skinner. Culburnie CUL009CD, Alasdair Fraser – “Portrait of a Scottish Fiddler.”

                       

MRS. EDS. OF WOOD END'S FAVOURITE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). England, Yorkshire. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The title was unclear in the original MS. Source for notated version: an MS collection by fiddler Lawrence Leadley, 1827-1897 (Helperby, Yorkshire) [Merryweather & Seattle]. Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; No. 61, pg. 44.

                       

MRS. EDWARDS. Irish, Planxty. F Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1985; No. 45, pg. 48.

                       

MRS. EDWARD'S FAVORITE. Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915/1987; No. 197, pg. 106.

X:1

T:Mrs. Edward’s Favorite

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

S:O’Neill – O’Neill’s Irish Music (1915)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

B | AFD DFD | d/c/B/c/d AFD | GBG FAF | BGE E2B | AFD DFA | d/c/B/c/d AFD |

GBG EFG | AFD D2 :: g | f2d dfd | BdB AFD | GBG FAF | BGE E2 g |

f2d dfd | BdB AFD | GBG EFG | AFD D2 :|

                       

MRS. EVELYN FITZGERALD. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 11.

                       


MRS. FALCONER'S REEL--CRAIGELLACHIE. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCDD'. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 23.

X:1

T:Mrs. Falconer’s Reel—Craigellachie

L:1/8

M:C

S:Marhsall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

~g2 dB ~g2dB|AGAB A/A/A A2|~g2 dB ~g2 dB|AGAB G/G/G G2:|

(~g2 b)g afge|dBgB A/A/A A2|(~g2 bg afge|dBcA G/G/G G2:|

|:GBdB gBdB|GBdB A/A/A A2|GBdB gBdB|AGAB G/G/G G2:|

|:bgaf ~g2 (eg)|dBgB A/A/A A2|1 bgaf ~g2 eg|dBgB G/G/G G2:|2

gbab gaeg|dBgB G/G/G G2||

                       

MRS. FALLON. Irish, Planxty. G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 46, pg. 49.

                       

MRS. FARQUHARSON OF INVEREY. Scottish, Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in Robert Petrie's 1st collection of c. 1790. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 1, 1891; pg. 35. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1790; PG. 22.

X:1

T:Mrs. Farquharson of Inverey

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey
S:Glen Collection, Vol. 1  (1891)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C
C | E<GGA/B/ c>d c<G | E<GGc d<D D>F | E<GGA/B/ c>GA>a | ge g/f/e/d/ ecc :|

e/f/ | g>ce>c G>c e<c | f>d e<c d(DD)e/f/ | g>ce>c G>c e<c | fd g/a/g/f/ ecce/f/ |

g>ce>c G>c e<c | f>ge>f d(DDF) | G>E G<c AFAc | B<d G>f ecc ||

X:2

T:Mrs. Farquharson of Inverey's Strathspey

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/20/04

N:Petrie's First Collection, page 22

L:1/8

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:C

C | E<(GGA/B/) Tc>dc<G | E<(GG)c d<DD>F | E<(GGA/B/)  c>GA<a | gc g/f/e/d/ ecc :|

e/f/ | g>ce>c G>ce<c | f>de<c d(DD)e/f/ | g<ce>c G>ce<c | fd g/a/g/f/ ecce/f/ |

g>ce>c G>ce<c | f>ge>f d(DD)F | G>EG<c A>FA<c | B<dG>f ecc |]

                          

MRS. FARQUHARSON (OF MONALTRIE’S) STRATHSPEY.  Scottish, Strathspey. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler Robert Petrie. It appears in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances, dedicated to his patron and employer, Mrs. Garden of Troup.

X:1

T:Mrs. Farquharson (of Monaltrie's) Strathspey

C:R. Petrie

S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/5/04

N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 5

L:1/8

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:Bb

"^Slow"

A |(B/c/d) Td>c B<GG>B|F>B e/d/c/B/ g<cc>d |\

(B/c/d) Td>c B<GG>B|FB (d/c/)(B/c/)  {Bc}dBB :|

(d/e/)|f>g{g}f{e}d b>gfd|gcTg>f gc (cd/e/) |\

f>g (g/f/)(e/d/) {B}b>gfd |F>B (d/c/)(B/c/) {Bc}dB B(d/e/)|

f>g (g/f/)(e/d/) {B}b>gfd |gcTg>f gccd|\

B/c/d/B/ c/d/e/c/ d/e/f/d/ e/f/g/e/|f>B e/d/c/B/ FBB|]

 

MRS. FARQUHARSON’S JIGG OR QUICKSTEP.  Scottish, Jig. C Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler Robert Petrie, who dedicated his first collection of Mrs. Farquharson of Monaltrie. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1790; pg. 2.

X:1

T:Mrs. Farquharson's Jigg or Quick Step

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/5/04

N:Petrie's First Collection, page 2

L:1/8

M:6/8

R:Jig

K:Cm

G|(Tc=Bc) GEC | (Tc=Bc) edc | (Tc=Bc) G=A_B | FGE DCB, |

(Tc=Bc) GEC | cde dec | =BGg fed | ecc c2 :|

%Petrie's original does not show the B flat at the end of the third measure -SW

c | (Tgfg) edc | (Tgfg) fed | (Tgfg) cde | =Bcd G3 | (Tgfg) edc|(Tgfg)  fed | efg fed | ecc  c3 |

(Tgfg) edc | (Tgfg) fed | (Tgfg) cde | =Bcd G2F | EDC  FED | GFE AGF | Ged cd=B | c2c c2|]

 

MRS. FARRELL. Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 47, pg. 49.

                       

MRS. FERGUSON OF RAITH('S STRATHSPEY) [1]. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in Robert Petrie's 1st collection of c. 1790. The estate of Raith is near Kinkcaldy, Fife, and Raith House stands on a five-hundred-foot-high hilltop (reputed to have been the site of one of Macduff’s castles), with a commanding view of the Firth of Forth to the south. Mrs. Ferguson may have been Jane, daughter of Ronald Craufurd, of Restalrig (and sister of Margaret, Countess of Dumfries), who married of Raith (d.1812). The family was one of painter Sir Henry Raeburn’s early patrons, and he painted several portraits for them (see Raeburn's protrait "William Ferguson and his son"). Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 1, 1891; pg. 37. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 190. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), c. 1790; pg. 20.

X:1

T:Mrs. Ferguson of Raith [1]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Glen Collection, vol. 1  (1891)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

c/B/|A<F F>A c>ecB|A<F c>A BGGB|A<F F>A c>e c<A|C<FE<G AFF:|

c|fcf>g a<f g>f|c>f b/a/g/f/ e<g g>a|f<c f>g afcA|C<FE<G AFF>c|

f<c f>g a<f g>f|c>f b/a/g/f/ eggb|a<fg<e f>dc>A|Bdc>G AFF||

X:2

T:Mrs. Ferguson of Raith's Strathspey [1]

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/20/04

N:Petrie's First Collection, page 20

L:1/8

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:F

c/B/ | A<FF>A c>dcB | A<Fc>A BGGB | A<FF>A c>dc<A | C<FE<G AFF :|

c | fcf>g a<fg>f | c>f b/a/g/f/ e<(gg>)a | f<cf>g {fg}afcA | C<FE<G AFF>c |

f<cf>g {fg}a<fTg>f | c>f b/a/g/f/ e(gg)b | a<fg<e fdTc>A | B(dTc>B) AFF |]

 

MRS. FERGUSON OF RAITH/REATH [2]. Scottish, Slow March (4/4 time) or Strathspey. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow): AABB’ (Cranford/Holland). Originally published as “Mrs. Ferguson of Reath” in Niel Gow’s 2nd Repository (1788). Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 190, p. 54. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; pg.26 (3rd ed.). Boot Records, Jerry Holland - “Master Cape Breton Fiddler” (1982). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac – “That’s What You Get” (1998?).

X:1

T:Mrs. Ferguson of Reath’s Strathspey [2]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Gow – 2nd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pg. 26  (orig. 1788)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

G/F/|DG “tr”GF/G/ AG “tr”G>A|Ff “tr”f=e/d/ c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/F/|dG “tr”GF/G/ AGGf/g/|a/g/f/=e/ f/d/c/A/ {A}G2G:|

|:A|Gg “tr”gf/g/ f/g/a/g/ “tr”g>a|”tr”f>g f/g/a/g/ a/g/f/d/ cf|dg “tr”gf/g/ f/g/a/g/ “tr”f>g|a/g/f/d/ f/d/c/A/ {A}G2 GA|

Gg “tr”gf/g/ f/g/a/g/ “tr”g>a|”tr”f>g f/g/a/g/ a/g/f/d/ “tr”c>f|”tr”d/c/d/f/ “tr”g>a f/c/d/f/ “tr”g>a|fc/f/ d/c/B/A/ {A}G2G||

                       

MRS. FERGUSON OF RAITH’S DELIGHT.  Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), c. 1790; p. 13.

X:26

T:Mrs. Fergusson of Raith's Delight

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/6/04

N:Petrie's First Collection, page 13

L:1/8

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:A

"^Slow"

A | A,>CE>F  E>FA>B | A/B/c/A/ d/c/B/A/ TB>AB<c | A,>CE>F  E>FA>B | A/B/c/A/ d/c/B/A/  E<AA :|

f | e<cTa>e  a/g/f/e/ d/c/B/A/ | d>e f/e/d/c/ d<B (Bc/d/) | e<cTa>e  a/g/f/e/ d/c/B/A/ | d/e/f/d/ e/f/g/e/ aA Ac/d/ |

e<ca>e a/g/f/e/ d/c/B/A/ | e/c/d/e/ f/e/d/c/ d<BB>c | A,>CTE>F E>FA>B | A/c/e/c/ d/c/B/A/ EAA |]

 

MRS. FIDLER’S FANCY. English Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth. See note for “Saughey Rigg” for information on the Fidler family. Sources for notated version: an unattributed 19th century manuscript in the Beamish Museum (set in the key of ‘D’), and in C. “Kit” Liddell’s late 19th century manuscript [Dixon]. Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 32.

 

MRS. FINLAY'S DELIGHT. AKA and see "The New Rigged Ship [1]."

                       

MRS. FLANAGAN’S. Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Treoir.

X: 1

T: Mrs. Flanagan's

S: "Treoir"

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: reel

Z: Transcribed by Bill Black

K: D

FA A2 d2 ef | g2 fg edBA | FA A2 defe | dBAF E2 D2 |

FA A2 df f2 | gefd edBA | FA A2 defe | dBAF E2 D2 ||

fgaf d2 ef | g2 fg edBd | fgaf d2 ef | gefd e2 d2 |

fgaf d2 ef | g2 fg edBA | FA A2 defe | dBAF E2 D2 ||

fded cAAg | fdec dfeg | fded cABd | cAGE D3 g |

fded cAAg | fdec dfeg | fded cABd | cAGE D4 ||

                       

MRS. FLEMING OF MONESS. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Probably composed by Neil Gow, for it appears in his "Beauties of Niel Gow", published in 1819, however, the melody had appeared in earlier Gow publications (the First and Second Collections, both editions of each) without composer credit. Gow directs: "This tune may be played slow.” The Flemings of Moness, an ancient family, became extinct as a family sometime in the late 18th century. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 178. Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 27. Gow (The First Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 32. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 141.

X:1

T:Mrs. Fleming of Moness

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

F|DB,DF B2 AG|FB, (G/F/E/D/ E)CCF|DB,DF B2 AG|(A/B/c) FA BB,B,:|

|:B|B<fd<f B<fd<f|F<cA<c F<cA<c|B<fd<f B<fd<f|b/a/g/f/ ge dBB:|

|:F|D<B,F<B, G<B,F<B,|D<B, (G/F/E/D/ E)CC>F|D<B,F<B, G<B,F<A|BGFE DB,B,:|

|:g|f<B d/c/B f<Bb<B|f<B e/d/c/B/ c<GG<e|f<B e/d/c/B/ f<Bb<B|AGFE DB,B,:|

 

MRS. FORBES. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Athole): AABB (Kerr). Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 8, p. 4. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 9.

X:1

T:Mrs. Forbes

M:C|

L:1/8

S:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

c|:A/A/A A>F E2 E>F|A/A/A A>c dBBc|A/A/A A>F E2 (EF|A2 (B>d c>AA>c:|

||(efec (ef a2|e>fd>c fBBc|e>fe>c (e>fa>f|ecdB cAAc|

(e>fe>c (e>f a2|e>fec fBBc|(e>fed c>ea>f|ecdB cAA|]

 

MRS. FORBES LEITH. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Hardie): AA’BB’ (Perlman). Composed by the great Scottish fiddler, composer and dancing master J. Scott Skinner (1842-1927) in 1868, it later appeared in his Miller o’ Hirn Collection (1881). Source for notated version: Kenny Chaisson (b. c. 1947, Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Rollo Bay) [Perlman]. Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 60. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 114. Skinner, Thirty New Strathspeys and Reels, 1868. Skinner (Miller o' Hirn Collection), 1881.

X: 1
T:Mrs Forbes Leith
C:J.S. Skinner
R:Reel
M:2/4
Q:1/4=120
K:Bb
(uB,A,)B,D FBdc|PBABG FDB,(D|C=B,)CE Bced|cBAG FED(C|
B,A,)B,D FBdc|PBABG FDB,D|EGcd ecgf|!1!f!0!=e!4!_ec Agec||
PB2(AB) Ld(BAB)| fBgB fBdB| F2(=EF) LA(FEF)|cFeF dFcF|
PB2(AB) Ld(BAB)| fBgB fBdB|(EG)ce (DF)Bd| ({/e}dc)BA P[B4D4]|]

 

MRS. FORBES OF BOHARM'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999), identifies Boharm House (Mulben) as close to Achlunchart house, not far from the remains of the 13th century castle of Bucharin. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 129. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 7.

X:1

T:Mrs. Forbes of Boharm’s Strathspey

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

D|D<(B B)>c d>cB>F|(2GBG (3FED (3CDC (3EFG|B<(B B>)c d>cB>F|G<B F>D B,/B,/B, B,:|

E|d<Bf<B g<Bf<B|e>cd>B c>B c<e|d<Bf<B e/f/g/a/ bd|c>B c<d B/B/B Be|

d<Bf<B g<Bf<B|e<cd<B c>B c<d|d>c B<F BdBF|G<B F>D B/B/B B||

 

MRS. FORBES OF LEITH. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by the great Scottish fiddler and composer J. Scott Skinner (1841-1927). Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 106, p. 44.

 

MRS. FORBES OF NEWE. Scottish, Reel. A Mixolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Alexander Walker. Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 6, p. 3.

 

MRS. FORBES' REEL--OF ABERDEEN. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 8.

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b2 (fd) egce|dfBd cAFA|b2 (fd) egce|dBFA B2 B,2:|

(AB)(FB) FB ~d2|(Ac)Fc Fc ~e2|(df)Bf dfbB|cAFA ~B2 B,2|

(AB)(FB) FB ~d2|(AB)(FB) FB ~d2|(Ac)fc Fc ~e2|(df)Bf dfbB| cAFA ~B2 B,2||

 

MRS. FORSYTH'S STRATHSPEY--OF MORTLACH. Scottish, Strathspey. A Minor/Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, while the Duke in turn was an enthusiastic supporter of Marshall’s music. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 43.

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T:Mrs. Forsyth’s Strathspey—of Mortlach

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S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Amin

A,<E E>^F G2 G,>B,|A,<E E>^F G>DG>B|c>AG>=F G2 G,B,|A,A^cA B^GAc|

A,<E E>^F G2 G,>B,|A,<E E>^F G>DG>B|c>AB>=F G2 G,B,|A,A^cA B^GAe||

^cA c/e/e B2 =GB|^cA c/e/e cA c/e/e|^cA c/e/e B2 =GB|Aa^gb aA^ce|

^cA ce/e/ B2 =GB|cA ce/e/ (A/B/^c/4d/4e/4^f/8^g/8) af|(3gbg (3^faf g2 GB| Aa^gb aA^ce||

 

MRS. FRANCIS WEMYSS. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AA'BB'. A companion piece to “Captain Francis Wemyss.” Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 2, pg. 3.

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T:Mrs. Francis Wemyss

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R:Reel

S:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 2 (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

A|FDFA d2(cd)|edcB AGFE|FDFA d2(cd)|1 egec d2:|2 egec defg||

|:afdf a2(gf)|gfed cefg|1 afdf afdf|gece defg:|2 afge fdec|Agfe d3||

 

MRS. FRANK WALKER.  Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Niel Gow Jr. (c. 1795-1823), son of Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) and grandson of Niel Gow (1727-1807). Young Niel was a good performer and a prominsing composer whose career was cut short by an early death. He worked for a time in his father’s Edinburgh publishing business. Mrs. Walker’s spouse was also honoured by a strathspey (““Mr. Frank Walker”) composed by Nathaniel Gow, appearing in the Beauties of Niel Gow (1828) but published on a sheet by Gow & Shepherd in 1802. Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; pg. 32.

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T:Mrs. Frank Walker

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R:Strathspey

C:Niel Gow Jr. (c. 1795-1823)

B:Gow – Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

{fg}a2 g>a fc d/c/B/A/|cFc>d d/c/B/A/ cd|fcf>g a>fg>e|f>c d/c/B/A/ Ggga|

{fg}a2 g>a fc d/c/B/A/|cFc>d d/c/B/A/ cd|fcf>g a>fg>e|f>cd>A G>A (c/B/).A/.G/||

F<Fc>d cFAf|Ffag fedc|B<GB>c dGBd|gdba gfed|

c<Fc>d cFAf|Ffag fedc|(d/e/f) cf BfAf|c>b (a/g/).f/.e/ f2 f2||

 

MRS. FRANK’S. AKA and see “Mrs. Crowley’s,” “Not for Joe [4].”

 

MRS. FRASER OF CULLEN. See "Mrs. Fraser's Reel‑-Cullen."

 

MRS. FRASER OF LOVAT. Scottish, Strathspey. A Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler Robert Petrie. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 179. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1790; pg. 5.

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T:Mrs. Fraser of Lovat's Strathspey

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/5/04

N:Petrie's First Collection, page 5

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M:C

R:Strathspey

K:Am

A | E<A,E>D E<A,A,>C | B,G E/D/C/B,/ D<G,G,>B, | EA,TE>D E<A,A,>C |

DE/F/ E/D/C/B,/ CA,A, :| B | A<ac<a Aac<A | G<gB<g G<gd<B |

A<ac<a Aae<c | B/c/d/B/ e/d/c/B/ c<AA>B | A<ac<a Aac<A | G<gB<g G<gd<B |\

A/B/c/A/ B/c/d/B/ c/d/e/c/ d/e/f/d/ | eE e/d/c/B/ cAA |]

 

MRS. FRASER'S REEL--CULLEN. AKA - "Mrs. Fraser, Cullen." Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Athole, Cranford, Marshall, Skye): AA'B (Honeyman). Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, while the Duke in turn was an enthusiastic supporter of Marshall’s music. Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) identifies Mrs. Fraser as Catherine Duncan, wifle of John Fraser, the Earl of Seafield’s commissioner. Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 112, pg. 46. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; pg. 25. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 275. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 122. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 7. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 293.

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K:Bb

F|~B2 dB fBdB|AFcF eFcF|~B2 dB fBdB|AFeA B2 ~B:|

d|fede fbab|gfed cBAF|fede fbab|agf=e f2 fd|fdgf ecfe|

dBed cBAF|~B2 dB fBdB|AfeA ~B2 B|| 

 

MRS. FRAZIE'S DELIGHT.  English, Jig. England, North‑West. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 83.

                       

MRS. FULLARTON OF FULLARTON. Scottish. Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 22).

                       


MRS. FULLARTON OF ROSEMOUNT. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 48).

                       

MRS. G. SINCLAIR. Scottish, Pipe March. Composed in 1928 by Aberdeenshire composer and fiddler J. Murdoch Henderson, in honor of a pianist in Aberdeen. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935.

                       

MRS. GALVIN’S. AKA and see Garraí na Saileog,” “Miss Galvin’s,” “The Woodford Fling.” Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning. AA’BB. See note for “Mrs. Galvin’s Favourite.”

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A:Providence, RI
Z:B. Maloney
K:D
d2cA GEFE | D2FA D2FA | d2cA GEFA | (3Bcd ef ~g2fe |!
d2cA GEFE | D2FA D2FA | d2cA GEFA |1 (3Bcd ef ~g3B :|2 (3Bcd ec d3z |]!
fgaf ~d3e | fgaf ~g3e | fgaf ~d3d | =cdef ~g2fg |!
fgaf ~d3e | fgaf ~g3e | fgaf ~d3d | =cdef ~g2fg :|]!

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fe|d2cA GEFE|D2FA DAFA|d2cA GE~E2|(3Bcd eg fdec|
d2cA GEFE|D2FA DAFA|d2cA GE~E2|cdec d2||
de|fgaf d2de|fgaf gbag|fgaf dcA2|(3Bcd ef ~g3e|
fgaf d2de|fgaf gbag|fAeA dcA2|(3Bcd ef g2||

                       

MRS. GALVIN’S FAVOURITE (Rogha Bhean Uí Ghalbháin). AKA and see “Garraí na Saileog,” “Miss Galvin’s,” “The Woodford Fling.” Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Mrs. Galvin was a fiddler and/or concertina player from just west of Kilkee, (althought she was originally from Lack, near Kilmihil), known to have been a lively player. This from a 1979 article in Dal gCais magazine: “Her family, McCarthy by name, were a musical people, and their house was a regular visiting place for the Inagh piper Garrett Barry, who is regarded as something of a father figure in the musical heritage of Clare.  She became a close personal friend of Barry's before his death in 1901 and was perhaps one of the few people living in the 1930s who could speak authoritatively about the famous piper…Mrs. Galvin was a regualr competitor at Feiseanna in the 1920s and at one memorable Feis in Kilkee, in 1927, John remembers being present as she and Patsy Geary fought for first place in the fiddle competition.  Geary beat her on that occasion, a feat which his son Sean used joyously refer to long afterwards as the time when 'the old man made the "Tocht" roll her sleeves down'.  She was sometimes known as the Tocht [=  'mattress'] Galvin because she was such a fat woman, and she had the habit of playing the fiddle with her sleeves rolled up." Source for notated version: Mrs. Galvin, from whom fiddler John Kelly/Seán O'Kelly learned the tune [Breathnach]. Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 211, pg. 85.

 

MRS. GARDEN OF TROUP [1]. AKA and see "Lady Garners Troop," "Lady Gardner's Reel." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AB (Kerr, Surenne): AAB (Athole, Glen, Gow, Hunter, Johnson, Skinner): AABB' (Skye). One of the most famous compositions by Robert Petrie (1767‑1830) a native of Kirkmichael, Perthshire, a town that  also nurtured composer Donald (sometimes given as ‘Daniel’) Dow. Collinson (1966) calls it a "splendid strathspey (which) has found its way into the permanent repertory". Emmerson (1971) notes that Petrie had a reputation as a profligate and an excellent fiddler, "a not uncommon combination", yet he won either a silver bow at an Edinburgh competition or a cup at an Aberdeen festival in 1822, depending on which story is told. He was employed at Troup House as a gardener, and his Second Collection (1796) is dedicated to his patroness, Mrs. Garden of Troup.

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Troup head is a northern Scottish headland that juts out into the North Sea between Banff and Fraserburgh on the borders of Banff and Buchan counties and defines the west side of Pennan Bay (the location for the film Local Hero).The first Laird of Troup was a Son of the house of Banchory, Alexander Garden, who was sent by Charles I to assist Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, during the Thirty Years' War. He saw distinguished service, was present at the battle of Lutsen in 1632, and remained at the Swedish court (where he was in high favor with Queen Christina) until 1654. He returned to Scotland, married Betty Strachan of Glenkindy, and purchased the lands of Troup in Banffshire, which remain in the family to this day.

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Alexander, the 4th Garden of Troup was a Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire from 1768 till 1785, but it is his brother Francis Garden (1721-93) who succeeded him who is the more interesting individual (and to whom Petrie dedicated his Third Collection of Strathspey Reels, printed in 1800). By 1764 Francis was a successful lawyer and had become a Sheriff of the Means and judge of the Court of Session. Francis was “distinguished for his conviviality, at a period when, especially in Scotland, it must be admitted that real proficiency was requisite to procure fame in that qualification.” He took the title of Lord Gardenstone from the name of the village on his Banffshire property. Subsequently he purchased the Kincardineshire estate of Johnston and oversaw the development of the village of Lawrencekirk, introducing handloom weaving and the manufacture of snuff boxes. It is his peculiarities that allow him to stand out from the gentry of his era, for he had a singular affections for pigs, one of whom he was so attached to that he even allowed it to share his bed. The animal thrived as a result of Francis’s attentions and although it eventually outgrew his bed it was yet allowed to lodge in his Lordship’s room. During the day the pig would follow his master around like a faithful dog. One morning a neighboring farmer had occasion to visit Gardenstone and was shown into the bedroom, still shaded in the dim light. The visitor stumbled on an object from which a loud grunt emerged, followed by another voice from the direction of the bed, saying: “It’s just a bit soo, puir beast, and I laid my breeks ower’t to keep it warm a’ nicht!” Gardenstone died in 1793. The fate of the pig is unknown.

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Who was Petrie’s ‘Mrs. Garden of Troup’?  It is difficult to say. Alexander Garden (4th of Troup) was unmarried, as was his younger brother and successor, Francis. After Francis’ death Troup house passed to his nephew, Francis Garden-Campbell (1768-1815), 6th of Troup and Glenlyon, whose mother was the heiress of Campbell of Glenlyon. This Francis married Penelope Smythe in January, 1791, and it is undoubtedly she who is Petrie’s “Mrs. Troup.”

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Early printings of the tune appear in Thomas Calvert’s 1799 collection and Gow’s Complete Repository from the same year. A note with his collection states that Calvert supplied “a variety of music and instruments, instruments lent out, tun’d and repaired.” “Mrs. Gardern of Troup” has some currency among Cape Breton fiddlers. See also Huntingdon’s “Lady Garners Troop” (an interesting mangling of the original title). One of the oddest appearances of the tune (under the title “Mrs. Gordon of Troup”) is on the barrel organ from the polar expedition of Admiral Parry of 1810. In place of a ship’s fiddler (common in those days), Parry introduced a barrel organ on board ship to provide entertainment and a vehicle to which the men could exercise (i.e. by dancing). It was one of eight tunes on barrel no. 5. Campbell, New and Favorite Country Dances, 14th book, pg. 9. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 6 (appears as "Lady Gardner's Reel"). Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music), Vol. II, 1895; pg. 24.  Gow (Complete Repository), Part 1, 1799; pg. 31. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 165 (arranged by James Hunter). Huntington (William Litten's), 1977; pg. 15 (appears as "Lady Garners Troop"). S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; pg. 34. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 185, pg. 21. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 147. Petrie (2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1796; pg. 2. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; pg. 124. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 205. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pgs. 18-19. Culburnie CUL 102C, Alasdair Fraser & Jody Stecher – “The Driven Bow” (1988). Rounder 7020, Alex Francis MacKay – “A Lifelong Home/An Dachaidh Dha Mo Shaoghal” (1997). Saydisc SDL 234, Parry’s Barrel Organ (vol. 11 of the Golden Age of Mechanical Music). Dave MacIsaac – “Nimble Fingers.”  Battlefield Band – “Home is Where the Van Is” (1980).

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index

Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources

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Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

C|~F>G F<d c<F d>F|E<C C>F E/F/G/E/ C>E|~F>G F<d c<F A>f|

c>f a/g/f/e/ ~f2f:|

c|f>ca>c b>ca>c|A>f b/a/g/f/ e<g ~g>a|~f>ca>c b>ca>c|b/a/g/f/ e/f/g/ ~f2 f>c|

~f>ca>c b>ca>c|A>f b/a/g/f/ e<g gf/e/|d>B d<f c>A c<f|c>f a/g/f/e/ ~f2f||

Last time: |c>f a/g/f/e/ g/f/e/d/ d/B/A/G/|F8||

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T:Mrs Garden of Troups – Strathfpey  [1]

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Q:90

R:Strathspey

Z:Transcribed by Philip Whittaker

B:Calvert Collection - Page 6/7

K:F

C | F>GF>d c>Fd>F | ECC>F E/2F/2G/2E/2 CE|  F>GF>d c>FAf |

cf a/2g/2f/2/e/2 ~f2 f ||cd/2e/2 | f>ca>cb>ca>c | Af b/2a/2g/2f/2 egga |

f>ca>cb>ca>c | Af b/2a/2g/2f/2 f2fc{de}|f>ca>cb>ca>c |

Af b/2a/2g/2f/2 eg gf/2e/2 |dBdf cAcf | Af a/2g/2f/2/e/2 ~f2 f ||

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T:Mrs. Garden (of Troup's) Strathspey  [1]

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/5/04

N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 2

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R:Strathspey

K:F

C|F>GFd cFdF|ECCF E/F/G/E/ CE  |F>GFd cFAf|c>f a/g/f/e/ f2f:|

c|fcac  bcac|Af b/a/g/f/ egga  |fcac  bcac|Af  a/g/f/e/ f2fc|

fcac  bcac|Af b/a/g/f/ e(gga)|dBdf  cAcf|Af  a/g/f/e/ f2f|]

 

MRS. GARDEN OF TROUP [2]. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by the well‑known Scottish fiddle/composer Robert Petrie, who wrote several tunes for members of the Garden family. The tune appears in his Second Collection, dedicated to Mrs. Garden.  Like William Marshall, Petrie labored for his patrons in an other than musical position, in his case as a gardener. Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 24. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 244. Flying Fish FF‑250, The Battlefield Band ‑ "Home Is Where the Van Is" (1981).

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Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

c|Ac f2 afef|dfcA BGGB|Ac f2 afef|dfcf AFFB|Acfg afef|dfcA BGGB|

Acfa gafc|dfcB AFF||d|cAFc AFcA|BdcA BGGd|cAFc AFcA|BdcB AFFd|

cAFc AFcA|BdcA BGGB|Acfa Bdgb|afge fFF||

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T:Mrs. Garden of Troup's Reel [2]

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/5/04

N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 1

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M:C

R:Reel

K:F

B|Ac f2 af (Tfe/f/)|dfcA B(GGB) |Ac (Tfe/f/) af (Tfe/f/)|dfcf AFFB |

Ac (Tfe/f/) af (Tfe/f/)|dfcA BGGB |Acfa gafc |dfcB AFF||

A/B/|cAFc AFcA |B(dTcA) B(GG)A/B/|cAFc AFcA |Bdce f/f/f f2|

cAFc AFcA |B(dTcA) BGGB |Acfa Bdgb |afge fFF |]

 

MRS. GARDEN OF TROUP [3].  Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Robert Mackintosh, appearing in his Fourth Book of New Strathspey Reels (London, 1804). S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; pg. 37.

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R:Reel

S:Robert Mackintosh – Fourth Book of New Strathspey Reels (1804)

K:Bb

f|B2 fd g2 ec|f2 dB AcAF|b2 fd g2 ec|dfAc dBB:||

F|DFBF EGBG|Face dfdB|DFBd EGce|dfec dBBF|

DFBF EGBG|Face dfdB|DFBd EGce|dBcA BB,B,||

 

MRS. GARVEY [1]. Irish, Planxty (3/4 time). A Minor. Standard tuning. One Part. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 49, pg. 50.

 

MRS. GARVEY [2]. Irish, Planxty. C Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 50, pg. 51.

 

MRS. GENERAL CAMPBELL('S REEL). Scottish, Reel or Strathspey. A Dorian. Standard tuning. ABB. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 420 (appears as a reel). Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music), Vol. 2, 1895; pg. 24. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 3, 1806; pg. 28. Kerr (Merry Melodies), Vol. 2; No. 72, pg. 10 (appears as a strathspey). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 30 (appears as a reel). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 56 (appears as a strathspey).

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Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Amin

e|c>A A/A/A E<A A>c|B>G d>B e>de>d|c>A A/A/A E<A A>c|B>G g>B A/A/A A:|

g|a>ga>b a>ba>e|g>be>g B>G d>B|a>ga>b a<b a>g|d>eg>B A/A/A A>g|

a<bg<a e<gd<g|B<gd<g B>G d>B|c>Ad>B d>eg>a|g<e g>B A/A/A A||

 


MRS. GENERAL MAXWELL (OF PARKHILL). Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Athole, Glen): AABB' (Kerr). Credited to Malcolm McDonald of Dunkeld by John Glen, the tune appears in his 4th collection, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 20. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 95, pg. 13. MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797p pg. 7. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 82.

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K:C

G | c2 (ec) dGBG | c2 (ec) dAAB | c2 (ec) dGBG |cAGc ECC :|

e | gagf ecce | gage fdde | gagf ecaf | ecGB (c2 ce) | gagf ecce |

gage fddf | eceg fagf | ecdB c2c ||

 

MRS. GEORGE DERRINGS WALTZ. English, Waltz (3/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning. AABBCC. Trim (Thomas Hardy), 1990; No. 65.

 

MRS. GEORGE JOHNSTONE OF BYKER. Scottish, Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning. AABB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 131.

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f|:Bcde f2ea|cAeA aAec|Bcde faea|cAac B/B/B f2:|

|:B/B/B b^a bBbf|aba>f defd|efab faea|cAac B/B/B f2:|

 

MRS. GEORGE ROBERTSON'S REEL--EDINBURGH. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) thinks Mrs. Robertson may have been the wife of Marshall’s Edinburgh music publisher. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 4.

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K:Bb

D|B,DFA ~B2 (FB)|dBfB A(cc)e|dBFB (gf)(ed)|(ed)(dB) F(BB):|

d|e2 ge d2 fd|(ed)(cB) A(cc)d|efge defd|(ed)(cB) F(BB)d|

egeg dfdf|(ed)cB) A(cc)d|efga babg|f<d c>B F(BB):|

 

MRS. GEORGE TAYLOR. Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976) while he was in Germany in 1945. Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 6. 

 

MRS. GEORGE WALLACE. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. F Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 34.

 

MRS. GILLIES. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 126. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 285.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gillies

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

D|B,>DF>B d>Bc>A|~B<G F>D E<C C>D|B,>D F<B d>Bc>A| B>GF>E D<B,B,:|

|:F|D>FB,>F D>FB,>F|~E>F G/F/E/D/ E<C C>D|B,>DF>B d>Bc>A| ~B>GF>E D<B,~B,:|

 

MRS. GLENNIE'S REEL--OF MAYBANK. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Mrs. Glennie’s husband was a lecturer at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 33.

X:1

T:Mrs. Glennie’s Reel—of Maybank

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

(D2 D)A FDdF|(E2 E)e ^GE e(g|f)dec dB AF|GBAG D/D/D D2:|

abaf dfa(f|g)ebe febe|abaf dfa(f|g)eaf d/d/d d2|

abaf dfa(f|g)ebe gebe|dfeg fbec|d>BA>F D/D/D D2||

 

MRS. GORDON OF ABERDOUR. Scottish, Strathspey. G Maor. Standard tuning. AABB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 183.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gordon of Aberdour

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

B|G>Bd>B e<A A>B | G/G/G G>B d>gd>B | c>aB>g a<A A>B |

G>gb>a ~g2g :: a | b/a/g/f/ g>d e<a a>g | b/a/g/f/ g>d e>gd>B |

c>aB>g a<A A>B | G>gb>a ~g2g :|

 

MRS. GORDON OF BAIRD. Scottish, Jig. F Major. Standard tuning. AA’BB’. The melody was first published under the title “Miss Gordon of Braid” and included in Nathaniel Gow’s A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspeys and Reels by Ladies Resident in a Remote Part of the Highlands (1798). Fiddler Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976) made the first early recording from the Cape Breton tradition of the tune as “Mrs. Gordon of Baird.” Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 197, pg. 77.

 

MRS. GORDON OF BELLIE'S REEL [1]. AKA – “Mrs. Gordon of Belsies.” AKA and see "Dandaleith." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCDDE (Marshall): AABBCDEEF (Athole, Gow). Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833), first printed in his 1781 collection (pg. 9). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. He worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 180. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 3, 1806; pg. 7. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1781 Collection, pg. 9. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 224.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gordon of Belsies

M:C

L:1/8

R:Slow Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

c|A<d d>c A<F F>A|c>dc>A G2 G>c|A<d d>c A<F F>e|~f>ga>c A2A:|

|:G|F<f f>g f<a a>g|~f>dc>A G2 G>A|F<f f>g f<a a>g|f>c d<f A2A:|

d|c<A A>d c<A A>d|c<A A>F G2 G>d|c<A A<d c<A A>a|~f>c d<f A2 A>d|

c<A A<d c<A A>d|c<A A>F G2 G>A|F>GA>d c<A A>a|~f>c d<f A2A||

g|f>ga>g f<d d>f|c<A A>F G2 G>c|f>ga>g f<d d>f|c<A f>g a2 ag//a/|

b>ga>g f<d d>f|c<A A>F G2 G>A|F>GA>d c<A A>a|f>cd>f A2A||

|:G|F>GA>f c<A A<f|c<A A>F G2 G>A|F>GA>f c<A A>a|f>cd>f A2A:|

f/g/|a>fg>e f>c d<f|c<A A>F G2 Gf/g/|a>f g<e f>c d>f|c<A f>g a2 af/g/|

a>fg>e f>c d<f|c<A A>F G2 G>A|F>GA>d c<A A>a|f>cd>f A2A||

 

MRS. GORDON OF BELLIE'S REEL [2]. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1781 Collection, pg. 10.

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T:Miss Gordon of Bellie’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Marshall – 1781 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

g|(fdf)d ecdA|Bdgf e2 (Ag)|(fef)d ecdA|BdAG F2 D:|

|:G|F2 AF G2BG|F2 (AF) (G/F/E/D/) (CE)|F2 AF G2 BG|Edce d2D:|

 

MRS. GORDON OF CAIRNESS. AKA and see “Colonel McBain’s Fancy.” JAD-1, Jackie Dunn - “Dunn to a T” (1995).

 

MRS. GORDON OF KNOCK(E)SPOCH. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AB. An 18th century composition by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 151, pg. 43. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 10. Boot Records, Jerry Holland - “Master Cape Breton Fiddler” (1982). Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005).

X:1

T:Mrs. Gordon of Knockespoch

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Marshall –1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

A|F<F ~F2 (Ac)cd|_beg_B GBBd|cF ~F2 (Ac)cb|afge fdcA|F<F ~F2 (Ac)cd|

_efg_E GBBd|cF ~F2 (Ac)cb|afge f2f||g|afcf cfaf|bgaf e(gg)b|afcf cfaf|

ecde f2 fg|afcf cfaf|bgaf e(gg)b|afge fdcA|cfge ~f2f||

 

MRS. GORDON OF PARK. Scottish, (Slow) Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 27. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 59, pg. 82.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gordon of Park

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

C<E E>F E>C E<A|C<E EF/G/ A<C B,>D|C<E EF/G/ A>B c<A|

d>e f/e/d/c/ d/c/B/A/ F2:|

e<c a>g (a/g/)f/e/ a2|e<c a>g (f/e/)d/c/ Bc/d/|e>cd>B c>AB>G|

A<cF<A E<C B,2|e<c a>g (a/g/)f/e/ a2|e<c a>g (f/e/)d/c/ Bc/d/|

(f/e/)d/c/ (e/d/)c/B/ d/c/B/A/ c/B/A/G/|A<cF<A E<C B,2||

 

MRS. GORDON OF WHITEHILL. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 301.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gordon of Whitehall

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

e|d<G B<G A>GA>B|d>BA>G (E2 E>)e|d<G B>G A>BA>B|G>ED>B, G,2 G,:|

f|g<d d>B G>Bd>e|d<B A>G (E2 E)e/f/|g<d d>B G>Bd>e|g>dB>d e2 e>f|

g>dB>G e>cA>F|d>BA>G (E2 E)c|(3Bcd d2 (3efg g2|d<B A>B G2 G||

 


MRS. GORDON('S REEL)--UVIE. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) believes the name ‘Uvie’ to be a misprint and should read Ugie, referring the the Ugie river which runs through Buchan to the sea at Peterhead. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), Vol. 2, 1895; pg. 8. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 35.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gordon’s Reel—Uvie

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

D2 Ad cdAd|cdef gecA|d2 Ad cdAd|BAGF EDCA,:|

dDFA fDFA|dDFA dcBA|eE^GB gEGB|eE^GB edce|

dDFA fDFA|dDFA dcBA|GABc defg|faBe dcBA||

 

MRS. GORDON’S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Air (2/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. “Ancient Irish,” notes Gow, 1817. Gow’s note is right, for the tune is a variant of “Lord Mayo” AKA "Tiarna Mhaigh Eo,” composed by the harper David Murphy (Daithi O Murchu), and more commonly played in A dorian, according to Henrik Norbeck. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 4, 1817; pg. 20.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gordon’s Favorite

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Air

S:Gow – 4th Repository  (1817)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

N:”Slow”

K:Emin

B,|E>DEF|B>A F2|B2 (E/G/)F/E/|D>^C B,2|E>DEF|(B>d) ^c>B|B>B (B/A/)(F/E/)|E3:|

B|e>e (d/B/)(d/e/)|f>f (g/f/)(e/d/)|B>A (A/B/d/)F/|D3B|e>e (d/B/)(d/e/)|f>f g/f/e/d/|

B>A (A/B/d/f/)|{f}e3B|e>e (d/B/)(d/e/)|f>f (g/f/)(e/d/)|B>A (A/B/d/)F/|D3B,|

(E/D/)(E/F/) BA/F/|ED {D}d>A|B>B (B/A/)(F/E/)|E3||

                       


MRS. GOW'S. Scottish, Strathspey. The melody was composed by expatriate Scot Duncan MacIntyre, a dancing master in London who spent some years in India (probably as a Master of Ceremonies to the Governor‑General's Court) and who died about 1806.          



MRS. GRACE BOWIE. Scottish, Jig. Source for tune: Adapted from a medley by Adam Rennie's Scottish Country Dance Orchestra [New Victory Band]. Front Hall FHR‑024, Fennig's All‑Star String Band ‑ "Fennigmania" (1981. Learned from the New Victory Band recording). Topic 12TS382, New Victory Band ‑ "One More Dance and Then" (1978).

X:1

T:Mrs Grace Bowie

C:Adam Rennie (?)

S:78rpm record

M:6/8

L:1/8

Z:Nigel Gatherer

K:A (orig. in Bb)

z|A2c E2c|A2c E2c|AGA cBA|G2B F3|G2B F2A|G2B F2G|ABA G2F|

ECD EFG|A2E c2E|A2E c2E|AGA cBA|G2B F3|G2B F2A|G2B F2A|

GFE c2B|A3 A2||ECD E2A|c2c c3|c=c^c d2c|B3 F2A|1G2G F2E|

G2G G3|d2d c2B|AGF E3:|2G2B F2A|GAB F2f|gfe dcB|A3 A2|]

                       


MRS. GRACE TAIT. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 20.

                       

MRS. GRAHAM OF BALGOWAN'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AABCCD. Composed by Daniel Dow, first printed in his collection c. 1775 (pg. 8). It also was printed by the Gows and by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie (in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances, 1796). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 444.

X:1

T:Mrs. Graham (of Ballgown's) Reel

S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/11/04

N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 23

L:1/8

M:C

R:Reel

K:D

d|ADFD (FAAB)|GBFA BEEd |ADFD FAGB|A(gfe) dDD:|

B|Adfd  edf d|gefd eg=ce|ddfd eeae|fdec dDDc|

d2 fd edfd |gefd cdeg |fdcd AdFd|A(gfe) dDD||

|:F|AdFd  AdFA |BdFA BEEF |AdFd AdFA|GBAc   dDD:|

F|Adfd  edfd |gefd eg=ce|d2fd eeag|fdec dDDc|

d2 fd edfd |gefd cdeg |fdcd AdFd|A(gfe) dDD|]

                       

MRS. GRAHAM OF ORCHIL. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Daniel Dow's c. 1775 collection (pg. 14).

                       

MRS. GRAHAM OF ORCHILL'S STRATHSPEY.  Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AABBC. A rare three-part strathspey, printed by Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld in his 2nd collection, dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; pg. 8.

X:1

T:Mrs. Graham of Orchill’s

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Dmix

E | D<D E>D E<G A2 | c>G A<c G>EC>E | D<D E>D E>G A<d | c>A G/A/c/G/ E>D D :|

|: A/c/ | d<A d>A d<d d>A | c>d c/d/e/d/ “tr”c>AG>c | A>Gc>A (d>c)(e>d) | “tr”c>A G/A/c/G/ “tr”E>D D :|

A | A>D”tr”e>d e<g a2 | g>a g/a/g/f/ ecce | A<d “tr”e>d e>g a2 | a>g e/g/a/g/ {f}edde |

A<d e>d e<g a2 | g>a g/a/g/f/ eccB | (A>G)(c>A) (d>c)(e>d) | “tr”c>A G/A/c/G/ E>D D ||

                       

MRS. GRANT OF LAGGAN. AKA and see "Miss Lyall [2].” Scottish, Strathspey. A Minor. Standard tuning. AB (Kerr): ABC (Tolman). The celebrated Mrs. Ann Grant of Laggan (1755-1838) lived in Strathspey most of her life and leaves us something of herself and Highland life in her Poems and Memoirs of a Highland Lady.  In this excerpt (quoted by Emmerson, 1972) she refers to the fashionable attendees, aping "with air constrained, the rural balls!"

***

The nymph that wont to trace the source of Tay,

Or lead the sprightly dance by rapid Spey,

With conscious triumph smiles aside to see,

This 'faint reflection of the rural glee.'

While polish'd courtiers pant in active reels.

***

Gow (1817) says the tune was “Communicated by Captain (Simon) Fraser of Knocky,” editor of the important Fraser Collection of Highland airs and melodies. See also the County Donegal variant “Old Cameronian" and the Irish variant “Paddy Ryan’s Dream [1].” Gow (Complete Repository), Part 4, 1817; pg. 26. Kerr (Merry Melodies), Vol. 4; No. 139, pg. 17. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; pg. 19.

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T:Mrs. Grant of Laggan’s Strathspey

M:C|

L:1/8

S:Gow – 4th Repository (1817)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Amin

e|(d/c/B/)A/ ^G<B AA,A,B,|C>DE>^F G2 GB|(A/B/c) (B/c/d) AA,A,B,|CDE^G A2 AB|

(d/c/B/)A/ B>^G A>E =G>D|E<G B,>A, G,2 G,A,/B,/|(3CB,A, (3DCB, (3EDC (3B,CD|

(3Edc (3AB^G A2A||c/B/|A<e c>B A/B/c/B/ AE|G<B G>D B,2 G,c/B/|

A<e c>B (A/B/)(c/d/) ea|c>AB>^G A2 Ac/B/|A<e d/c/B/A/ B>^GA>E|

G<B G>D B,2 G,A,/B,/|(3CB,A, (3DCB, (3EDC (3B,CD|(3Ddc (3BA^G A2A||

                       

MRS. GRANT’S BIRTHDAY. Scottish, March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCDD. Composed by Alister MacGregor. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, Vol. 3), 1988; pg. 39.

                       

MRS. GRANT’S STRATHSPEY--TOMBREACKACHY. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Mrs. Grant lived on Tombreackachy Farm in lower Glen Livet, Banffshire. Her husband, Captain Grant, was held in esteem by Marshall as being a “most complete farmer” (Moyra Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 54.

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T:Mrs. Grant’s Strathspey—Tombreackachy

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

A|F<f f2 e/f/g/a bg|a<f b>a g/f/e/d/ c/B/A/G/|Af f2 eggb|a>f e/f/g/e/ f2f:|

B|A>B c<A B<GG<B|AFEF G/F/E/D/ CB|A>B c<A B<GG<B|AFCE F2 FB|

A>B c<A B<G G>B|AFEF G/F/E/D/ CB|A>Bc>A B<GG<B|c>f e/f/g/e/ f2f||

 

MRS. GRAY OF CARSE. AKA and see "Mr. Gray of Carse," "Lady Grace Douglas('s Reel)." Scottish. The melody appears in Charles Duff's collection of about 1790, and was reprinted by the Gows as "Lady Grace Douglas" in Third Collection, 2nd edition, 1792 (which list Niel Gow as the composer).

 

MRS. GRAY OF QUÉBEC. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by John Clark. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 4.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gray of Québec

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

e|a2 ed c2 Ac|dcBA GBBe|a2 ed c2Ac|BAGB A/A/A A:|

B|cAea dBgb|ceac BGFE|CEAc dfBA|GA B/c/d/B/ cAAB|

cAea dBgb|ceac BGFE|CEAc DFBF|dBGB A/A/A A||

 

MRS. GREGORY. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by White. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 10.

X:1

T:Mrs. Gregory

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey
S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

D|F<A A>B A>Bd>g|f<d g>e B2 B>d|F<A F>B A>BdB|A<F E>F D2D:|

f/g/|adfd d/e/f/g/ a2|B>Bg>f e2 ef/g/|adfe d/e/f/g/ af|d<B A>F A2 Af/g/|

adf>e d/e/f/g/ a2|B>Bg>f e2 ef/g/|adf>e dABd|Ad A/G/F/E/ D2D||

 


MRS. GREIG'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. “Mrs. Greig’s Reel” is credited to fiddler Peter Milne (1824-1908), a mentor and sometime partner of J. Scott Skinner, in Charles Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys & Reels,  etc.,  arranged Expressly . . . by Peter Milne, Violinist late of Aberdeen . . .

 

MRS. GREIG'S STRATHSPEY. Cape Breton, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AA'BB'. A “Mrs. Greig’s Strathspey” is printed with “Mrs. Greig’s Reel” and credited (but not claimed) by this asscociation to fiddler Peter Milne (1824-1908), a mentor and sometime playing partner of J. Scott Skinner, in Charles Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys & Reels,  etc.,  arranged Expressly . . . by Peter Milne,   Violinist late of Aberdeen . . . Source for notated version: John Campbell (Cape Breton) [Reiner & Anick]. Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 152, pg. 44. Reiner & Anick (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; pg. 54. Rounder 7003, John Campbell ‑ "Cape Breton Violin Music” (1975). Jerry Holland – “Crystal Clear” (2000).

 


MRS. H. INGLIS. Scottish, Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 15.

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T:Mrs. H. Inglis

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

c|G<C G>E G<C C>c|A<D A>G A<D D>c|G<C G>E c>d e<d|c>A G>E C/C/C Cc|

G<C G>E G<C C>c|A<D A>G A<D D>c|G<C G>E c>d e<c|c>AG>E C/C/C C||

e|(g>a)(g>e) (c>d)(e>c)|(a>b)a>f (d>e)(f>d)|(g>a)(g>e) (c>d)(e>d)|c<A G>E C/C/C Ce|

(g>a)(g>e) (c>d)(e>c)|(a>b)a>f (d>e)(f>d)|g>a g<e c<f e>d|c<A G>E C/C/C C||

 

MRS. H. L. MACDONALD OF DUNACH. Scottish, March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning. AABBCCD. Composed by Willie Lawrie. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 1, 1991; pg. 30.

 

MRS. HAMILTON OF BARGENNY. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 44).

 

MRS. HAMILTON OF PINCAITLAND/PENCAITLAND. Scottish, Slow Strathspey or Air. C Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). In the Gow’s 3rd Collection there are two extra parts “meant for the Piano Forte only,” actually variations on the first two parts. The title honors Janet Dundas (1764-1810), wife of Colonel John Hamilton of Pencaitland (1751-1804), who was colonel of the East Lothian Fencibles, a regiment who exercised their horses on his estate of Winton, although the Hamiltons resided at nearby Pencaitland House. The couple, who married in 1782, probably intended to inhabit a manor called Winton House, which was enlarged by Hamilton with the help of a local architect, John Paterson, with neo-gothic additions on the north and west sides. Janet was a member of the ruling political family from the nearby estate of Arniston, and was the daughter of the second Lord President Arniston. See also another tune for the family, “Miss Hamilton of Pencaitland.” Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 181. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pg. 14 (3rd ed.). Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; pg. 33 (appears as "Mrs. Hamilton of Pencaitland"). Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 4 (appears as "Mrs. Hamilton of Pencaitland"). Canadian Columbia GES90343, John Allan Cameron ‑ "Weddings, Wakes, and Other Things."

X:1

T:Mrs. Hamilton of Pincaitland’s Strathspey

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

N:”Slow”

C:Nathaniel Gow

B:Gow – 3rd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pg. 14  (orig. 1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

G/F/|”tr”E>FGG AcAF|Ec {A}GF/E/ (ED) D>F|”tr”E>FGG A>B cf|(eg) fd {B}c2 “tr”cG/F/|

“tr”E>FGG AcGe|FdEc {E}D2 DG/F/|”tr”E>FGG AcGE|FA GE C2C||g/f/|

(eg) fd {B}c2 “tr”cd/e/|(fa) ge d2 “tr”dg/f/|(ef) dB (ce) GE|(FA) GE C2 Cg/f/|

(eg) fd {B}c2 “tr”cd/e/|(fa) ge d2 “tr”de/f/|g>ef>d ec GE|(FA) GE C2 C||

 

MRS. HAMILTON OF SUNDRUM. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in John Riddell's 1782 collection (pg. 49).

 

MRS. HAMILTON OF WISHAW. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall and published in his First Collection, 1781. It was published under ths same title by the Gows in Third Collection, 1792, without attributing it to any composer. John Glen (1895) says George Thompson adopted the tune to Burns' lyric "My love is like the red red rose," but the words were later applied to the tune "Low Down in the Broom" by which it is sung today (see note for “Red, Red Rose [2]”). The melody has, however, survived in song as "My Mary meets wi' me." Cowie (1999) identifies Mrs. Hamilton as either Susan Balfour (d. 1789), spouse of the 6th Laird of Wishaw, or Penelope MacDonald, who married the 7th Laird, William Hamilton of Wishaw. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 128. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 288.

X:1

T:Mrs. Hamilton of Wishaw

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

f|dB B/B/B ~B2 FB|cded cCCc|d>B B/B/B ~B2 FB|ABcA BB,B,:|

d|B/B/B fd bdfd|B/B/B fd eccd|B/B/B fd bdfd|ABcA BB,B,d|

B/B/B fd bdfd|B/B/B fd eccf|gefd ecdA|BGFE DB,B,||

 

MRS. HAMILTON OF WISHAW'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey ("Slow when not danced"{Marshall}: "Very Slow"{Gow}). A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). The first publication of the tune (without composer credit) appears in Malcolm MacDonald’s 2nd Collection (1789), dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. The Gows published it a few years later—again without composer credit—in their 3rd Collection (1792). A jig version of this tune was published as "Lady Belhaven's Delight" by the Gows in their Fourth Collection. The tune is perhaps named in honor of Penelope MacDonald (daughter of Ronald Macdonald of Clanranad and Flora Mackinnon), who in 1789 married the 7th Laird, William Hamilton of Wishaw (1765-1814). See also the melody for her spouse, “Mr. Hamilton of Wishaw’s Reel.” Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 182. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pg. 20 (3rd ed.). MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; pg. 11. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 19.

X:1

T:Mrs. Hamilton of Wishaw’s Strathspey

L:1/8

M:C

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

E|A<AA<A B>G E<G|A<A c>A B2 Bc|AAAF G/A/B/c/ Bc|~F>B A/G/F/E/ A2 A:|

e/f/g/|a>e a/g/f/b/ a>fe>c|A<A c>e fBBf/g/|a>e a/g/f/b/ a>f e<c|E<E EF/G/ A2 Ag|

a>e a/g/f/b/ a>f e<c|A<A c>e fBBd|ceea dffb|E<E ~EF/G/ A2 A2||

X:2

T:Mrs. Hamilton of Wishaw’s Strathspey

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

N:”Very Slow”

B:Gow – 3rd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pg. 20 (orig. 1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

E|AAAA B>GEG|AAcA B3c|AAAF G>ABc|F>B (A/G/)F/E/ A2 A:||

f/g/|{g}a>e (a/g/)f/b/ {g}a>fec|.A.A ce fB Bf/g/|{g}a>e a/g/f/b/ {g}a>f ec|EE EF/G/ {G}A2 Af/g/|

a>e (a/g/)f/b/ {g}a>fec|AAce fB Bc/d/|ceea dffb|EE EF/G/ {G}A2 A||

 

MRS. HARVEY (OF BROADLAND’S) STRATHSPEY.  Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie. It appears in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances, a volume dedicated to his patron and employer, Mrs. Garden of Troup.

X:1

T:Mrs. Harvey (of Broadland's) Strathspey

C:R. Petrie

S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/5/04

N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 6

L:1/8

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:Bb

g|:f<Bf>d   f<(BB>f)|d>e g/f/e/d/ e<(cc<g)|f>B g/f/e/d/ f<(BB>b)|1(b<gTg>^f g2gb):|2(b<gTg>^f g2g=f)||

d(gTg>f) b(gTg>f)|d(gTg>f) d<cc<f  |d<(fTg>f) b<gg>b|f>d e/d/c/B/ c2c2|

G(gTg>f) F(gTg>f)|G(gTg>f) d<cc>d  |B<dd<d b<gg<b|f<dc>d B2B|]

 

MRS. HARWOOD. Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 54, pg. 53.

 

MRS. HASWELL. Scottish, Strathspey. E Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB. Compose by Duncan MacIntyre. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 194.

X:1

T:Mrs. Haswell

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – Skye Collection (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Eb

G|E>GB>c B>GB>c|B<G e>c B<GBc|E>GB>c B<G e>c|B<G G>E {DE}[B2F2] [BF]G|

E>GB>c B>GB>c|B<G e>c B<G Bc/d/|{d}e>f g/f/e/d/ {d}ecc{d}e|B<GG>E {DE}[B2F2] [BF]||

G/A/|B<G e>c BGGc|B<G e>G B2 Bc|(3BGB c/d/ e/d/c/B/ {d}e>c|

B<e G>E {DE}[B2F2] [BF]G/A/|B<G e>c BGGc|c/B/A/G/ {G}e>g {G}B2 Bc/d/|

e>f g/f/e/d/ {d}ecc{d}e|B<G G>E {DE}[B2F2][BF]||

 

MRS. HAY OF HAYSTON’S FAVORITE.  Scottish, Jig. F Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Niel Gow Jr. (c. 1795-1823), son of Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) and grandson of Niel Gow (1727-1807). Niel Jr. was a promising performer and fiddle composer who briefly entered his father’s publishing business. Unfortunately, he died young. Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; pg. 32.

X:1

T:Mrs. Hay of Hayston’s Favorite

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

N:”Slow”

C:Niel Gow Jr. (c. 1795-1823)

B:Gow – Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

A>BA d2c|B>AG ADE|F>GA AGF|EFD A3|A>BA f2e|

d>ed ^c=BA|D3 (A<F)D|F>GE D3::a3 agf|b2a g3|a3 de.f|

(fe).d (^c=B).A|A>BA a2g|f>gf e^cA|d3 (A<F)D|D>E^C D3:||

 


MRS. HELEN N. ROBERTSON. Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Arthur Scott Robertson (b. 1911), a native of Bressay, and dedicated to his wife. Robertson won the famous BBC fiddle competition in Perth in 1969 and spent his working life in Lerwick as a manager in an oil distribution firm. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 12.

 

MRS. HENRY LUMSDEN OF TILLWHILLY'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Mrs. Lumsden was Catherine Tower, according to Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999), born in 1784. She married Henry Lumsden, assessor to the rector of Marishall College of Aberdeen. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 9. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; gp. 137. Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean – “Gaelic in the Bow” (2005).
X:1

T:Mrs. Henry Lumsden of Tillwhilly’s Strathspey

L:1/8

M:C

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

g| B<B d>c B2 (B>F) | G>BF>B d<(c c>)g | B<B d>c ~B2 (B>d) |

(c/d/)c/B/ (A/G/)F/E/ D<B, B,g | B<B d>c ~B2 (B>F) | G>BF>B d<c c>g |

B<B d>c ~B2 (B>d) | (c/d/)c/B/ (A/G/)F/E/ D<B, B, :||B | D<B, B>G D<B, B>B |

DB, G/F/E/D/ ECCB | DB,DF EGFB | e<g c>e d<B ~B2  D<B, B,>B d<B ~B2 |

D<B, B,>B D<B, B,>B | D>B, G/F/E/D/ DCCg | f>ed>c ~B2 (B>d) |(c/d/)c/B/ (A/G/)F/E/ D<B,B, ||

 

MRS. HILL'S DANCE. English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning. AB. The melody dates to 1713. Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986.

                       

MRS. HODGES. See “Miss Hedges’ Minuet.”

                       

MRS. HOGAN'S GOOSE. American, Jig. B Minor. Standard tuning. AABB. Composition credited to J. Hand in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883). Fiddlers James and Johnny Hand, to whom several tunes in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection were attributed, were probably brothers (perhaps father and son) on the variety stage circuit. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 63. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; pg. 94.

X:1

T:Mrs. Hogan’s Goose

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

B:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bmin

(d/c/)|BAF BAF|BAF B2c|dB(B {c}B)^AB|cAF Fdc|BAF BAF|

BAF B2c|dcB cec|cBB B2::c|d2e fdB|c2d ecA|d2e fdB|

ce(c {c}B)AF|d2e fdB|cd ecA|fed cdc|(cB)B B2:||

 

MRS. HOOD. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Abraham Mackintosh (b. 1769), second son of Robert 'Red Rob' Mackintosh, a fiddle player and dancing master in Edinburgh and then Newcastle. He published three brief volumes of his own music. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 146.

 

MRS. HOUSTON OF ROSEHALL'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Strathspey. D Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Rosehall is an estate and Georgian manor house in the heart of northern Scotland that still stands, although abandoned and in need of much repair. It was built in the 1780’s and is located in Sutherland, on the bands of the River Cassley, southeast of Invercassley in Sutherland. The home was destroyed by a fire in 1822, before Nathaniel Gow died (but long after he penned his compostion), but was rebuilt. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 183. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pg. 26 (3rd ed.). Keith Smith & Muriel Johnstone – “Silver Tassie” (2008).

X:1

T:Mrs. Houston of Rosehall’s Favorite

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Gow – Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reel, 3rd ed. (1792, pg. 26)

K:Dmin

E|D({^c}d)dd “tr”d>ef>d|({=B}c>)AFA (G/F/)(E/D/) C>E|Dddd (d/^c/d/).e/ “tr”(f/e/f/).a/|{f/g/}.a.g.f.e {^c}d2D:||

e|”tr”f>g {f/g/}a>g “tr”f>ede|”tr”f>g (f/g/a/).f/ (g/f/e/).d ce|”tr”f>g ({f/g/}a>)g “tr”f>e (c/d/).f/.g/|agfe {c}d2 De|

“tr”f>g {f/g/}a>g “tr”f>ede|”tr”f>g (f/g/a/)f/ (g/f/e/)d/ ce|(f/e/f/)g/ f/g/a/)f/ (g/f/e/).f/ e/(g/a/b/)|agfe {c}d2D||

 

MRS. HUBARD’S REEL.  English, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. First printed in Longman and Broderip’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favorite Country Dances (London, 1781), as “The Honorable Mrs. Hobart’s Reel.” The melody also appears in the William Clarke music manuscript of 1779 (Lincoln) as “Mrs Hubard’s Reel.” Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; pg. 37.

 

MRS. HUGH LUMSDEN'S STRATHSPEY--OF PITEAPLE. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999) identifies Mrs. Lumsden as Frances Brebner, wife of Hugh, who inherited Pitcaple Castle from his father. The castle, near Colpy, Aberdeenshire, dates from the 15th century, when castles were beginning to look more like fortefied manor houses. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 60.

X:1

T:Mrs. Hugh Lumsden’s Strathspey—of Piteaple

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

B|(AB/c/) (B/A/)GF (E/D/)CB, (A,C)|E>G A<c BB,B,B|

(AB/c/) (B/A/)G/F/ (E/D/)C/D/ (EA)|c>e f/g/a/g/ e(cc):|

ecAe a>baf|(f/e/)d/c/ (d/c/)B/A/ c<(BB)c/d/|ecAe a>bac|dbGb a(AA)c/d/|

ecAE CEA,c|B>c d/c/B/A/ BFFB|(AB/c/) (A>E) E>FAB|c>e f/g/a/f e(cc)||

 

MRS. HUGH McINTYRE. Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AA’BB. Source for notated version: Larry Redican (New York) [Mulvihill]. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 111, pg. 29.

 

MRS. HUNTER. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 28).

 

MRS. HUNTER OF BLACKNESS.  See note for “Lady Viscountess Duncan.”

 

MRS. J. BISHOP’S STRATHSPEY--KEW-GREEN, LONDON. Scottish, Strathspey. F major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 52.

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T:Mrs. J. Bishop’s Strathspey—Kew-Green, London

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

F|F<f ~f2 f/e/d/c/ d2|A/B/c/d/ cA AGGA|Ff ~f2 d/e/f/g/ b2|af d/e/f/e/ a(ff):|

f/g/|a/g/f/g/ af g/f/e/f/ ge|fd=Bg e(c c)_B/c/|(d/c/)B/c/ dB (c/B/)A/B/ cA|

BGEc AFFf/g/|a/g/f/g/ af g/f/e/f/ ge|fd=Bg e(cc)_B/c/|dB,B,d cA,A,c|BGEc AFF||

 


MRS. J. FORBES. Scottish, Canadian; Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. E Minor (Walker): E Dorian (Cranford, Perlman). Standard. AAB (Cranford): AA’B (Perlman): AABB (Walker). Composed by the Scottish fiddler and composer Alexander Walker for Mrs. J. Forbes of Banff. Sources for notated versions: Kevin Chaisson (Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]; Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 142, pg. 57. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 110. Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 137, pg. 47. Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald - “Classic Cuts” (reissue of Celtic Records CX 40, appears as “Mrs. James Forbes”). Tartan Tapes CDTT1004, Karen Steven – “Heat the Hoose” (1998).

                       

MRS. J. H. ALEXANDER. Scottish, Slow Air (4/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. A 20th century composition by the Scottish fiddler Hector MacAndrew. Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 223, pg. 89.

                       

MRS. J. PERKIN’S JIG. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. A Major. Standard tuning. AABB’. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 42.

                       

MRS. J. ROSE. Scottish, Strathspey. D Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. See also the companion title “Mr. J. Rose.” Composed by D. Macintyre. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 40.

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T:Mrs. J. Rose

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Dmin

a|f<d d>c A<dd<f|e>cg>c e/f/g/e/ c<a|f<d d>c A<dd<f|e>c a/g/f/e/ f<dd:|

A|d>ef>e d<AA<F|E<cG<c E<CC<A|d>e f/g/e/f/ d<AA<F|E>c A/=B/^c/A/ d<DD<A|

E<cG<c E<CC<E|DFEg FaGb|a>A a/g/f/e/ f<dd||

                       

MRS. J. W. BOURKE. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The title possibly refers to a Miss Kerr of Upper Berkeley Street, Portman Square, London, who, in 1800, married Rev. J.W. Bourke, later Vicar of St. Martins, Shropshire. They had one child, a boy, who went sailing on a river while at college and drowned when his boat capsized. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 302. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 30.

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T:Mrs. J.W. Bourke

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Gow – Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1800)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

C|”tr”F2 (.AF) E(GG>)B|AFAc “tr”f2 (.c.f)|dBcF E(GG>)B|AcCE F2F:||

c|fcfa gceg|a/g/f g/f/e “tr”f2 c>B|AcdB c(ff>).d|cBAG “tr”.F2 F>.c)|

fcfa gceg|(a/g/)f (g/f/)e “tr”f2 cf|AfcA .f(.d”tr”c>B)|AcCE (F2F)||

                       

MRS. J. WALKER [1]. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 47.

 

MRS. J. WALKER [2]. Canadian, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning. AABB. A traditional tune. Cranford, 1997 (Winston Fitzgerald); pg. 1. Celtic CX 59, Winston Fitzgerald (appears in a medley with “The Castle Hornpipe” and “Sean Maguire’s Reel”).

 

MRS. JAMES CAMPBELL. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in Malcolm McDonald's 1797 4th collection, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 25. MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; pg. 11. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 229.

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T:Mrs. James Campbell’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:MacDonald – 4th Collection of Strathspey Reels (1797)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

e|f2 cf AFcA|dBcA Ggga|fcfa gefd|cABG F/F/F ~F:|

B|AFAc defd|cAAF EFGc|AFAc defd|cABG F/F/F ~FB|

AFAc defd|cAAF EFGc|AcFc defd|cABG F/F/F ~F||

 

MRS. JAMES CHRISTIE. Scottish, "Scottish Minuet." B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner, appearing in The Cairngorm Series, Part 3. The melody, styled a "Scottish Minuet" by Skinner, is actually in 4/4 time and thus not a minuet at all. Hardie states it has the charater of a slow strathspey. Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1986; pg. 38. Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean – “Gaelic in the Bow” (2005).

 

MRS. JAMES DUFF. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody was composed by Issac Cooper of Banff (b. 1755-d. 1810 or 1811, although sometimes the year is given as 1820), a music teacher and dancing master. It appears in his Collection of Strathspeys, Reels and Irish Jigs for the Piano-Forte & Violin to which are added Scots, Irish & Welch Airs Composed and Selected by I. Cooper at Banff (London, Edinburgh, c. 1806). Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 2. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; pg. 7.

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T:Mrs. James Duff

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

A,>CE>A c>de>c|d/f/B c>A B/B/B B2|A,>CE>A c>d e/f/g/a/|e<c e>B [C2A2] [C2A2]:|

e>ae>c d>fc>A|B/f/d c>A B/B/B B2|e>ae>c d>fc>A|E>GB>G A/A/A A2|e>ae>c d>fc>A|

d/fd c>A B>eg>b|(3agf (3edc (3fed (3cBA|E>GB>G A/A/A [C2A2]||

 

MRS. JAMES ERSKINE OF KIRKWALL. Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by D. Macintyre. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 40.

X:1

T:Mrs. James Erskine of Kirkwall

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2 (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D Minor

d|BGdG DGGB|AfcF A2FA|BGdG DGB,D|ECA,^F GG,G,d|BGdG DGGB|

AFcF A2 Fc|BgcA dBec|dBA^f gGG||a|bga^f g=fdg|fdcd fgaf|db^fg egce|

dBA^f gGGa|bgdg egce|dfBd caAc|B<G c>A dBec|dBA^f gGG||



 

MRS. JAMES McINNES' STRATHSPEY--EDINBURG. Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning AA. Composed by Charles Grant (1807‑1892), a schoolmaster at Aberlour in Aberdeenshire who composed some fifty‑six tunes. Hunter (1979) reports that Grant was a pupil of William Marshall's, and played Marshall's favorite strathspeys to him on his deathbed. The family bequeathed Marshall's violin to him in 1851. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 33. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 86, pg. 115.

           

MRS. JAMIESON’S FAVOURITE.  Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Banffshire fiddler Charles Grant (1806-1892), a pupil of William Marshall and inherited Marshall’s fiddle when he died. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; pg. 114. Culburnie Reocrds, Alasdair Fraser – “Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle” (2000). Green Linnet Records, Aly Bain – “Lonely Bird” (1996). Scotdisc KITV 453, “Ron Gonnella’s International Friendship of the Fiddle” (1988). pic TSCD 669, Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton & Will Atkinson (et al) – “Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England” (1998. Atkinson {b. 1908} of Crookham, Northumberland, was an harmonica player, Taylor a fiddler and Hutton a Northumbrian small-piper).

X:1

T:Mrs. Jamieson’s Favourtie

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Air or march

K:A

E>AB c2E|F2E FA2|E>Ac e2f|e2c B2c|E>AB c2E|F2E FA2|

EAB c<ef|c2B A3||e2A f2A|e2E FA2|e2A f2A|a2c B2c|

e>AA ABc|F2E FA2|E>AB c<ef|c2B A3||

                       

MRS. JANET B. HARDIE. Scottish, Pastoral Air (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning. AA'B. Composed by Alastair J. Hardie. Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; pg. 47.

 

MRS. JOHN ANGUS MACARTHURS (Bean Iain Aorghais Nic Artair). AKA and see “Sarah MacArthur’s.” Cape Breton, Strathspey. A Mixolydian. ADae tuning. AAB. Mary (Beaton) MacDonald (Cape Breton; Dunlay and Reich)  "who learned it from Mrs. John Angus MacArthur, of the musical Mabou Coal Mines MacArthur family, who was known for her mouth music." Dunlay and Reich (Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music from Cape Breton), 1986; pg. 31. Rounder 7011, "The Beaton's of Mabou."

 

MRS. JOHN RAMSAY. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by John Gow. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 303.

 

MRS. JOHN STEWART'S STRATHSPEY--OF BOMBAY. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). See note for "Mr. John Stewart of Bombay." Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 32.

X:1

T:Mrs. John Stewart’s Strathspey—of Bombay

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

B|A<A F>D A>DF>D|G>BF>A E2 E>F|D<AF<A G<BF<A|B,>E D/C/B,/A,/ D2 D:|

B/c/|d>A d/c/B/e/ d>B A<d|B>A B<d e2 ef|d<fB<d A<BF<A|B,>E D/C/B,/A,/ D2 DB/c/|

d>A d/c/B/e/ d>B A<d|B>A B<d e2 ef|d>e d/c/B/A/ B/A/B/c/ d>F|B,>E D/C/B,/A,/ D2 D||

           

MRS. JOHNSTON. AKA and see “Glen Ogle.” Scottish, Reel. Composed by Donald Grant (c. 1769-c. 1839). The tune was later called “Glen Ogle.” Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935.

                       

MRS. JOHNSTON OF WOODHILL’S REEL.  Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler Robert Petrie. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1790; pg. 9.

X:1

T:Mrs. Johnston of Woodhills Reel

C:Robert Petrie

S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/6/04

N:Petrie's First Collection, page 9

L:1/8

M:C|

R:Reel

K:Bb

d | TB2 FD FGBg | f(dTcB) cGGc | TB2 FD FGBg | fdcd  B/B/B B :|

g | (fg/a/ b).g .f(TdcB) | ecdB Tc>BGg | (fg/a/ b)f gbfd | Tc>Bcd B/B/B Bg |

fg/a/ bf  gbfd | ecdB Tc>BGc | B(GTFD) FGBg | fdcd  B/B/B B |]

 

MRS. JOSEPH GILLIS. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 54.

 

MRS. JUDGE. Irish, Planxty (A & B parts in whole time, C and D parts in jig time). E Minor. Standard tuning. AABBCCDD. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 68, pg. 60‑61. Green Linnet GLCD 1128, Brendan Mulvihill & Donna Long - “The Morning Dew” (1993).

X:1

T:Mrs. Judge

C:Turlough Carolan

B:"Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper"

B:by Donal O'Sullivan (two volumes)

M:4/4

L:1/8

Z:Paul de Grae

N:tempo indicated as "Moderato"

K:Em

{F}E>D | B,2 E2 E2 G2 | F>GFE D2 B2 | B<AG<F A<GF<E |

~D4 {^CD}B,2 B,2 | E2 F2 G2 A2 | B>cBA G2 e2 | e>f g2 B2 g2 |

~f4 e2 e2 | {f}ed B2 B2 e2 | d>edB G2 B2 | A>GF>G A2 G2 |

{G}F4 E2 D2 | B2 G2 c2 A2 | d2 B2 e2 B2 | c<BA<G B<AG<F |

~E4 E2 :||: GA | B2 B2 c2 B2 | BAGF G2 d2 | e>f g2 B2 g2 |

e>f g2 B2 g2 | fg a2 d2 a2 | gfge bgbe | dBde BAB^c |

~B4 {AB}B2 g2 | gfef g2 f2 | e3 f e2 d>c | B2 cB A2 G2 |

G2 F2 ~E2 D2 | E>FG>A B2 e2 | D>EF>G A2 d2 |

B<AB<G B<AG<F | ~E4 {DE}E2 :||

N:"Jig"

M:6/8

L:1/8

N:tempo indicated as "Piu mosso"

K:Em

EGB EGB | GA/G/F/E/ FB,B, | DdF EeB | GA/G/F/G/ E2 z :||

||: Bdg Bdg | g/f/e/d/e/f/ gdB | cc/B/A/G/ AdD | BeE e2 d |

e/d/B/d/e d/B/A/B/d | B/A/G/A/B/G/ AFD | E/F/GE F/G/AF |

G/A/BB, E2 z :||

                                   

MRS. KEEL. Irish, Planxty (3/4 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 69, pg. 61.

                       

MRS. KEILLOR (Nairn).  Scottish, Marching Air or Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by the great Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927). Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; pg. 79.

X:1

T:Mrs. Keillor

M:C

L:1/8

R:Marching Air or Strathspey

N:”Slowly”

C:J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927)

S:Skinner – Harp and Claymore (1904)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

G | FADA FA d>A | F/A/d/f/ a/f/d/A/ B<E~E>G | FADA FAd>g | f/g/a/b/ a/f/g/e/ f<dd :|

g | .f/.e/.d/.c/ .d/.=c/.B/.A/ .B/.A/.G/.F/ G>f | .g/.f/.e/.^d/ .e/.=d/.c/.B/ .c/.B/.A/.^G/ A>=g |

.f/.e/.d/.c/ .d/.c/.B/.A/ .B/.A/.B/.c/ .d/.c/.d/.e/ | .f/.g/.a/.b/ a/f/g/e/ f<d d>g | f/e/d/c/ d/=c/B/A/ B/A/G/F/ G>f |

g/f/e/^d/ e/=d/c/B/ c/B/A/^G/ Az/=G/ | FADA .F/.A/.d/.f/ .a/.f/.d/.A/ | G/B/e/g/ A/c/e/a/ f<d d ||

           

MRS. KEIR OF MILLBANK’S REEL. Scottish, Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning. AB. The tune appears in a 1799 collection by Kelso, Scotland, musician Thomas Calvert. A note with the collection states that Calvert supplied “a variety of music and instruments, instruments lent out, tun’d and repaired.”

X: 1

T:Mrs Keir of Millbank's Reel

M:4/4

L:1/8

B:Calvert Collection - Page 8

Z:P Whittaker 2001

K:Amin

E |A AB (3cde) dc |{c}BGdG BGGB |

|A AB (3cde) de | dBgB A/2A/2AA||

e |ae (3cde) a2 ea |gaeg BGGe

|ab/2a/2 gade| dBgB A/2A/2A Ae

|ae (3cde) a2 ea |gaeg BGGB

|cAdB ecde |  dBgB A/2A/2AA||

                                   

MRS. KEIR OF MILLBANK’S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. A Minor. Standard tuning. AB. The tune appears in a 1799 collection by Kelso, Scotland, musician Thomas Calvert. A note with the collection states that Calvert supplied “a variety of music and instruments, instruments lent out, tun’d and repaired.”

X: 1

T:Mrs Keir of Millbank's Strathspey

M:4/4

L:1/8

Q:90

R:Strathspey - Slow

B:Calvert Collection - Page 8

Z:P Whittaker

K:Amin

E |A>GA>B c>d {d} e2|{Bc}d>c B g/2e/2d/2B/2 A/2B/2 BG

|A>GA>B c>d {cd} e2|{g}e/2d/2c/2B/2 g B/2c/2 B<AA||

e |~a>b b/2a/2^g/2a/2 e>^fge|d>eB>g {e}d/2B/2A/2B/2 Ge

|~a>b b/2a/2^g/2a/2 e>^fge|{g}e/2d/2c/B/2 g B/2c/2 B<AAe

|~a>b b/2a/2^g/2a/2 e>^fge|~de/2d/2 Bg/2e/2 d/2B/2A/2B/2 G^F/2E/2

|A/2G/4A/4B c/2B/4c/4A d/2c/4d/4e a>b| g/2<e2/d/2e/2 g B/2c/2 B<AA||

                                   

MRS. KEITH MACDONALD'S. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Keith Norman MacDonald (the compiler of the Skye Collection). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 23.

X:1

T:Mrs. Keith MacDonald’s

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – Skye Collection (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

A|A,/A,/A, CD E>F A/B/c/A/|B>c e/d/B/A/ F>AE>A|A,/A,/A, CD E>F A/B/c/A/|f>a e/d/c/B/ B2A:|

(3e/f/g/|a>e c>e a>e f/e/d/c/|d>Bc>A F>AE>A|a>e c>e a/g/f/e/ e/d/c/B/|F>BE>B A2A2|

a>ec>e a>e f/e/d/c/|d>Bc>A F>AE>A|(3a/g/f/ (3e/d/c/ (3edc (3AGF|(3EFA (3GAB A2A||

 

MRS. KELSO OF DANHEITH’S REEL. Scottish, Reel. E Flat Major. Standard tuning. Composed by John French of Ayr, 1801.

 

MRS. KENNEDY OF DUNURE. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 45).

 

MRS. KENNEDY OF GRENNAN. Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 58). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 258.

X:1

T:Mrs. Kennedy of Greenan

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Emin

efed B2 AB|dAAB defd|efed B2 AF|GBeF E/E/E E2:|

geef gebg|f/g/a da fdaf|geef gebg|fdaf e/e/e e2|geef gebe|

f/g/a da fdaf|dfed Bgfe|dBAF E/E/E E2||

 


MRS. KENNY('S). Irish, Waltz. D Major. Standard. AABB. The tune is named in honor of Mrs. Bridget Kenny, dubbed by Chief O'Neill as the "Queen of Irish Fiddlers." Taylor (1992) reports that as well as being an outstanding musician this daughter of renowned 19th century piper John McDonough (Co. Galway) was the mother of 13 children. Her husband, John Kenny, also a fiddler, contributed “The Good Woman’s Lament for O’Connell” to the 1897 Feis Ceóil Association of Dublin and was published in their collection of 1914. “Mrs. Kenny’s” was recorded on 78 RPM by the Irish fiddle master Michael Coleman in 1934 in a medley with "The Men of the West," which tune is perhaps better known today as "Rosin the Beau" or "Old Rosin the Beau." Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 2, No. 68. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; pg. 146. Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 64, pg. 49. Ace of Hearts AH 95, "Irish Dance Party." Shaskeen - "My Love is in America" (1990). 

See also listing at:

Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info

                       

MRS. KENNY’ S BARNDANCE. AKA and see “Woodland Flowers [1],” “Shit Cart Polka.” Irish, Barndance. C Major (‘A’ part) & G Major (‘B’ and ‘C’ parts). Standard tuning. AA’BC. See notes for “Woodland Flowers” and “Mrs. Kenny’s” (above) for more. The tune was recorded in New York by the great fiddle player Michael Coleman, originally from County Sligo. Leitrim flute player John McKenna (1880-1947) recorded a version on a Decca 78 RPM called “The Ballroom Favourite” in 1934. Green Linnett SIF 3041, Matt Molloy – “Stony Steps.”

X: 1

T: Mrs Kenny's Barn Dance

M: 4/4

Z: transcribed by B.Black

Q: 275

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

C: from M. Coleman

K: C

(3EF^F | Gedc Gedc | A2 df a3 g | a2 ge f2 AB | (3cBc (3ecA G2 (3EF^F |

Gedc Gedc | A2 df a3 g | a2 ge f2 AB |1 (3cBc e2 c2 :|2 (3cBc e2 c4 ||

K: G

(3bag dg (3bag dg | (3c'ba ea (3c'ba ea | fd^cd e2 f2 | (3gba (3gfe d2 B2 |

(3bag dg (3bag dg | (3c'ba ea (3c'ba ea | fd^cd e2 f2 | g2 f2 g4 ||

BABd cBce | d2 g2 g3 f | edeg agfe | d6 (3edc |

B2 g2 g2 (3dcB | A2 f2 f3 b | aeeg fefa | (3gfg b2 g4 ||

                       

MRS. KINLOCH. Scottish, Reel. G Major (Cole/Ryan): D Major (Tolman). Standard tuning. AB. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 47. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; pg. 74. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; pg. 11.

X:1

T:Mrs. Kinloch’s [2]

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

b | g2 dc BAGF | GBdB cAAd | {f}b2 dg Bgdg | egfa bggb |

g2 dc BAGF | GBdB cAAd | {f}g2 dg Bgdg | egfa bgg || {g/a/} |

bgfg e2 dc | BdgB cAAc | Bddg e2 cg | fadf ggga |

bgfg e2 dc | BdgB cAAc | Bddg e2 ca | fadf ggg ||

 

MRS. KINLOCH'S FAVORITE. AKA and see "Kinloch." AKA – “Mrs. Kinloch of Kinloch’s Favorite.” Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB'C. Composed “by Mr. Kinloch,” notes Gow. The tune is often called “Kinloch” or “Kinloch of Kinloch.”  The title may refer to George Kinloch of Kinloch (1775-1833), Esq., a politician and member of the Reformed Parliament who died in office in London. His property was in Cupar Angus. He married Helen Smyth, daughter of John Smyth of Balbary. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 360. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pg. 35. Jones [Ed.] (Complete Tutor Violin), c. 1815; pg. 10.

X:1

T:Mrs Kinloch's Favorite.

M:6/8

L:1/8

B:Complete Tutor Violin  (c. 1815)

Z:Dr. Evan Jones, 2005

K:Bb

%%staves (1 2)

V:1

V:2

[V:1] B !segno!| d>cB (F<D)F | (G<E)G (F<D)B, | {Bc}d>cB (F<D)F | ~G2 A B2 B |

 {Bc}d>cB (F<D)F | (G<E)G (FD)B, |{Bc}d>cB (Ge)d | {d}cBA B2 :|| f |

[V:2] x | x6 | x6 | x6 | x6 | x6 | x6 | x6 | x5 | x |

[V:1] f6 | f6 | f6| x6 | f6 | f6| x6 | x6 !segno!!D.C.!||

[V:2] d2 d .c2 c | BA B A2 A | d2 d .c2 c | [c=e][ce][ce] [A2f2] f | d2 d .c2 c | BAB A2 A | d2 d cba | {a}gf=e !fermata!f2 e/_e/ ||

[V:1] x | f6 | f6| f6| x6| g2 g f2 f | x6 | x6 | x5|]

[V:2] f | d2 d .c2 c | BAB .A2 A | d2 d .c2 c | [c=e][ce][ce] !trill![A2f2] f | B6| e2 e d2 d | {Bc}d>cB G>(eg) | {g}f2 A !fermata![D2F2B2] |]

                       

MRS. L. STEWART('S REEL) OF THE ISLAND OF JAVA. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 45. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 117.

X:1

T:Mrs. L. Stewart’s Reel—of the Island of Java

L:1/8

M:C|

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

~c2 ec Gcec|FdEc DG,B,G,|~c2 ec Gcec|fage c/c/c c2:|

~E2 Gc EcGc|~F2 Ac FcAc|~G2 Bd GdBd|fdec cBAG|~E2 Gc EcGc|

~F2 Ac FcAc|fagf edec|GcBd c/c/c c2||

                       

MRS. (DOCTOR) LAING'S STRATHSPEY--FOCHABERS. Scottish, Strathspey. E Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Moyra Cowie, in her book The Life and Times of William Marshall (1999), identifies Mrs. Laing as the wife of Dr. Laing who lived at Fochabers and moved to Boharm, Keith (see also note for “Doctor Laing”). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 26.

X:1

T:Mrs. Laing’s Strathspey—Fochabers

L:1/8

M:C|

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:E_

B,|~E2 B>G E/F/G/A/ BG|E>GBB, CFFG|~E2 B>G E/F/G/A/ Be|~d>e f/g/a/f/ gee:|

g|f/e/d/c/ B=A ~B>cBe|d/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ dffg|f/e/d/c/ B=A ~B>cBF|GB=Ac dBBG|

Acce GBBe|~F>G A/G/F/E/ DFFG|EG,A,B, CDEB,|CEDF B,EE||

                       

MRS. LAIRD OF STRATHMARTIN. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Abraham Macintosh. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 1, 1891; pg. 28.

X:1

T:Mrs. Laird of Strathmartin

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Glen Collection, Vol 1 (1891)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

F/E/|D>ED>A, B,<D G>B|A<F d>F E>DB,F/E/|D>ED>A, B,<d c>B|A<F E>G FDD:|

f/g/|a>fd>f b>ge>g|f<a f>d c<e c>A|a/g/f/e/ df g<b g>e|fd a/g/f/e/ fddf/g/|

af/e/fd b<g e>g|f<a f>d c>ec>A|B<dA<d G<eFd|E<B A>G FDD||

                       

MRS. LAIRD OF STRICKMERTEN’S FAVORITE. Scottish, Air (3/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The tune appears in Malcolm MacDonald’s 4th collection, dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane, where it is labled “a Welch air.” MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; pg. 3.

X:1

T:Mrs. Laird of Strickmerten’s Favorite

M:3/8

L:1/8

R:Air

N:”Slow”

S:MacDonald – 4th Collection of Strathspey Reels (1797)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

D | GBd | BGB | A/B/c/A/B/G/ | AFD | G/A/B/G/A/F/ | GEC | DGF | G2 :: D |

GBd | gdB | A/B/c/d/e/d/ | ecA | G/A/B/c/d/e/ | dBG | Ad^c | d2 B/c/ |

dgd | BGB | A/B/c/A/B/G/ | AFD | G/A/B/G/A/F/ | GEC | DGF | G2 :|

 

MRS. LANDLE'S DELIGHT. Scottish, Strathspey. E Major. Standard. AAB. The air has been attributed to Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) but appears in Malcolm McDonald's (of Dunkeld) Second Collection, dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. MacDonald was the bass player in Gow's band at the time and may possibly have heard him play the melody. MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; pg. 7.

X:1

T:Mrs. Landle’s Delight

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:E

[GB][GB][GB][FB] GB e2 | [GB][GB][G>B][EB] {E/F/}GFF2 | [GB][GB][G>B][FB] GB e2 |

c2 “tr”c>e BG G2 :| (gb)(df) (eg)GB | (A>c)(GB) cF Fa | (ga)fd egGB | c>dec BG Ga |

g>ef>d e>gGB | AcGB cF”tr”F>G | “tr”E>FGG GBcd | {f}e2 “tr”d>c BG G2 ||

                       

MRS. LEIS HORNPIPE. Scottish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard. AB. The tune was published in 1799 by Thomas Calvert, a musician from Kelso, Scotland. A note with the collection states that Calvert supplied “a variety of music and instruments, instruments lent out, tun’d and repaired.”

X: 1

T:Mrs Leis Hornpipe

M:4/4

L:1/8

B:The Calvert Collection - Page 10

Z: Nigel Gatherer

K:D

fg|afaf d2 fd|ecec A2 GF|GABc defg|ecAc e2 ~fg | afaf d2 fd |

ecec A2 GF| Ggbg fdec|[d2F2][d2F2][d2F2] || dd/e/ | fdec B2 ga |

b2 [e2G2] [e2G2] cc/d/ | ecdB A2 fg| a2 [d2F2] [d2F2] A2 |

BcdB AFAF| BcdB AFAF| Ggbg fdec| [d2F2][d2F2][d2F2]||

                       

MRS. LEITCH’S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. A Flat Major. Standard. Archd. McGoun (The Repository of Scots & Irish Airs ... ed/pub. John McFadyen,  Edinburgh. c.1807).

                       

MRS. LEITH OF GLENKINDY'S [1]. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard. AAB. Composed by Alexander Walker. Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 167.

 

MRS. LEITH OF GLENKINDY'S [2]. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard. AAB. The melody appears in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie's 1796 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances, a volume dedicated to his employer and patron, Mrs. Garden of Troup. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 1.

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T:Mrs. Leith of Glenkindy’s [2]

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2 (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

e|c/B/A EA EAcA|(d/c/B) FB FBdB|(c/B/A) EA EAcA|e/f/g ae cAA:|

f|eAc>A eAAa|fBd>B fBBa|eAc>A eAAa|faea cAAf|eAc>A eAAa|

fBd>B fBBg|afge fdec|dBEe cAA||

X:2

T:Mrs. Leith (of Glenkendy's) Reel [2]

C:R. Petrie

S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.

Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/11/04

N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 17

L:1/8

M:C

R:Reel

K:A

e|(c/B/A) EA EAcA|(d/c/B) FB FBdB|(c/B/A) EA EAcA|(e/f/g) ae cAA:|

f|eATc>A eAAa|fBTd>B fBBa|eATc>A eAAa|faea cAAf|

eATc>A eAAa|fBTd>B fBBg|afge fdec|dBEe cAA|]

 

MRS. LINLEY. Scottish, Reel. C Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Duncan MacIntyre. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), Vol. 2, 1895; pg. 33. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 194.

X:1

T:Mrs. Linley

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, Vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C Minor

G|c2 GE CEGe|dBFD B,DF=B|cGAF GEFD|ECFD ECC:|

d|ecgc Gceg|fBdB dfBd|ecgc Gceg|dBfd eccd|ecGE CEGe|

dBFD B,DF=B|cGAF GEFD|ECFD ECC||

 

MRS. LOCH'S FAVORITE. AKA and see "New Opera Dance."

 

MRS. M'ADAM OF CRAIGENGILLAN. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1782 collection (pg. 47).

                       


MRS. MACAULEY. Canadian, Hornpipe. Canada, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1918, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 51, pg. 20.

                       

MRS. MACDERMOTT ROE. Irish, Planxty. G Dorian. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 81, pg. 67.

                                               

MRS. MACDONALD [1]. AKA and see “The Island of Mull.” Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 1; No. 14, pg. 48.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacDonald [1]

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Slow Air

B:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 1, pg. 48 (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

d/e/|f>ed dBA|AFA AFA|f>ed d<af|fee e2d/e/|f>ed dBA|
AFA AFA|d<af e>de|fdd d2::A/G/|FAd dfd|Ace ege|

FAd da>f|bee e2f/g/|afd dfd|ecA A2A|FAd ede|fdd d2||

 

MRS. MACDONALD [2]. Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 3.

                       

MRS. MACDONALD GRANT. Scottish. The melody appears in the Gow's Third Collection of 1792 attributed to Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), but first appeared as "Miss Hunter of Burnside" by Charles Duff about 1790.

 

MRS. MACDONALD OF CLANRANALD [1]. Scottish, Strathspey or Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Nathaniel was a son of the famous fiddler Niel Gow, and himself a fiddler, composer, bandleader and music publisher. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 508. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 2, 1802; pg. 31. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 281.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacDonald of Clanranald

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection   (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:B_

F/E/|D>FD>F ~B2 F>E|D>FB>F G/F/E/D/ C>E|D>FD>F ~B2 B>g|

f>d e/d/c/B/ F<B~B:||:f/e/|d<Bd<f ~g3b|f>d e/d/c/B/ A<c cd/e/|1

f>Bd>f g3b|f>dc>B F<B~B:|2 d<f f>b e<g g>b|f>dc>B d<B~B||

 

MRS. MACDONALD OF CLANRANALD [2]. AKA and see “Clanranald [2].” Scottish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning. AB (Surenne): AABB' (Stewart-Robertson). See also the cognate “MacKinnon’s Brook [2].” Lowe’s Collection Book Fourth, 1844.Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 254. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 154.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacDonald of Clanranald

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:E Minor

B, | E2 EB GEB^c | d2 Ad FDAF| ~E2 EB GEB^c | dBAF BEE :|

|: f | geBA GFEg | fdAG FEDf |1 geBA GFEg | fdaf gee :|2 gebg faef| dBAF BEE ||

 

MRS. MACDONALD OF CLANRANNALD’S [3].  Scottish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Nathaniel was a son of the famous fiddler Niel Gow, and himself a fiddler, composer, bandleader and music publisher. The title may refer to Katherine MacQueen (b. 1762), who married John Macdonald, the 17th Chief of Clanrannald (1765-1794), who died at the early age of 29. Their son, Ranald George MacDonald (1790-1873) 18th of Clanranald, managed to squander the family’s lands and assests in his lifetime in the gambling saloons of Edinburgh and London. He eventually sold the estates to Colonel Gordon of Cluny, infamous for his role in the Highland clearances, which effectively destroyed the clan. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; pg. 24 (3rd ed.).

X:1

T:Mrs. MacDonald of Clanrannald’s [3]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Gow – 2nd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pg. 24  (orig. 1788)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Emin

e|E/E/E “tr”B>A GDDF|E/E/E “tr”B>A GABG|(c.d)(B.c) ADFD|E/E/E “tr”B>A GEE:||

g|eBe^c dDDf|eBe^d efe^c|dfBd ADFD|E/E/E “tr”B>A GEEg|

eBe^c dDDf|eBe^d efe^c|dfBd ABFA|GBAB GEE||

                       

MRS. MACDONALD, ORD. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 45.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacDonald, Ord

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:MacDonald – Skye Collection  (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:D

B|A2 (AF) A2 DD|BA (AF) B2B2|dA (AG) FG AF|ED EF B2A:|

|:(B<d) AG FA A2|(B<d) AA B3A|(B<d) AG FA A2|FE DE FB Az:|

                       

MRS. MACDONALD, SKEABOST. Scottish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AAB. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 40.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacDonald, Skeabost

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:MacDonald - Skye Collection  (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

g|fd ec d3 (A/B/4/c/4)|d2 A2 GF DD|g2 fd ec d2|(A/B/=c) G=F E=C C:|

(3GFD A2B2A2|(3GFD AG FD D2|(3GFD A2B2A2|(B=c) G=F EC C2|

(3GFD A2B2A2|(3GFD AG FD D2|(3GFD A2B2A2|(B=c) G=F EC C2||

                       

MRS. MACDOUWAL/MACDOUALL/MACDOWAL GRANT. AKA and see "Miss Hunter of Burnside." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The tune was published under the above title by Nathaniel Gow who gave himself composer credits in the Gow’s Third Collection (3rd ed.), although it appeared at around the same time under the title "Miss Hunter of Burnside" in a collection by Dundee publisher Charles Duff. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 184. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pg. 2 (3rd ed.). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 166. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 213. Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005).

X:1

T:Mrs. MacDowal Grant

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

B|A/B/c cc B<d d2|A<c B/A/G/F/ E<G G>B|A/B/c cc B/c/d/e/ f>d|c<A B>G F2F:|

f|a/g/f/g/ a<e f<c f>g|a/g/f/g/ a<f e<g ~g2|a/g/f/g/ a<e f>c fe/d/|c<A B>G F2 F>f|

a/g/f/g/ a<e f<cf>g|a/g/f/g/ a<f eg ~gf/g/|a>fd>f e<cf>d|d/c/B/A/ c/B/A/G/ F2F||

X:2

T:Mrs. Macdouall Grant’s Strathspey

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

C:Nathaniel Gow

N:”Slowish & distinctly”

B:Gow – 3rd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pg. 2  (orig. 1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

B|(A/B/c) (.c.c)|Bd “tr”d2|(A/B/c) AF|E<GG>B|A/B/c (.c.c)|

B/c/d/e/) fd|cABG|{E}F2F:||f|”tr”g2 ({f/g/}a)e|fdf>a|{a}”tr”(gf/g/) af|

egga|”tr”g2 ({f/g/}a)e|fc {g}fe/d/|cABG|{E}F2 Ff|”tr”g2 ({f/g/}a)e|

fcfa|{a}g2 ({f/g/}a)f|egg f/g/|afdf|ecfd|{d}cB/A/ {c}BA/G/|{E}F2F||


                       

MRS. McDOWAL GRANT OF ARNDILLY'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. E Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Mrs. McDowal Grant was the daughter of Chief of Grant and wife of David McDowell. She lived at Arndilly House, built on the site of the old church and glebe lands of Artentol, in the shadow of the 1,544 foot Ben Aigan (Moyra Cowie, The Live and Times of William Marshall, 1999). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 24.

X:1

T:Mrs. McDowal Grant of Arndilly’s Strathspey

L:1/8

M:C

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

K:E_

~[G,E]>B A/G/F/E/ CFFG|~~[G,E]>B A/G/F/E/ E/F/G/A/ B/c/d/e/|~g>b a/g/f/e/ d/e/f/g/ fF |

GE/G/ BG/B/ eBeg:| e>fg>b a/g/f/e/ f2 | eEGB c/d/e/B/ GE | [A,A]>c c/B/A/F/ A/G/F/E/ F>G |

~E>B,C>B, EB,EG|e>fg>b a/g/f/e/ f2 | eEGB ~c/d/e/B/ GE | A/G/A/B/ c/A/G/F/ B/G/F/E/ F2 |EB,/E/ GE/G/ BG eg||

                       

MRS. McGHEE. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Composed by Northside fiddler Mike McDougall (1928-1992), Ingonish, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Green Linnett GLCD 1137, Altan - "Island Angel" (1992. Learned by Ciaran Tourish from the playing of Cape Breton/Massachusetts fiddler Jerry Holland).

 

MRS. M'GHIE/McGEE('S REEL). Scottish, Jig. G Minor (Glen): G Major/Mixolydian (Cranford). Standard. AAB (Glen): AABB’ (Cranford). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in the blind fiddler of Ayr, John Riddell's, 1766 collection (pg. 28). Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 263, pg. 76. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), Vol. 1, 1891; pg. 17. Green Linnet SIF 1137, Altan - “Island Angel” (erroneously attributed to the late Cape Breton fiddler Mike MacDougall). Maggie’s Music MMCD222, Bonnie Rideout – “Scottish Fire” (2000). Shanachie 14001, "The Early Recordings of Angus Chisholm" (Cape Breton).

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T:Mrs. McGee’s Reel

L:1/8

M:6/8

S:Glen Collection, Vol. 1  (1891)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G Minor

D|G3B3|dBG GBd|cAF (F2f)|c2B (A/B/cA)|G3B3|dBG GBd|def cAc|dBG G2:|

B|GBd gab|ag=e f3|cAF (F2f)| c2B (A/B/c)A|GBd gab|ag^f g3|BAB cde|dBG G2B|

GBd gab|ag=e f3| cAF (F2f)|c2B (A/B/c)A|bag gf^f|g=fe dcB|BAB cde|dBG G2||

 

MRS. M'GREGOR. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (pg. 61).

 

MRS. MACINROY OF LUDE [1]. Scottish, Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Joseph Lowe. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 61.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacInroy of Lude [1]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:MacDonald - Skye Collection  (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:B Minor

B|(FB)Bc (dc)df|eAcA aAcA|FBdc Bdfa|b>fec B/B/B B:|

^a|(bB)fB (bB)fd|(cA)eA (aA)ec|(bB)fB (bB)fd|c>Aec B/B/B (B^a)|

(bB)fB (bB)fd|(cA)eA (aA)ec|bBdc Bdfa|a>fec B/B/B B||

 

MRS. MACINROY OF LUDE [2]. AKA and see "Capt. Carrick's Rant." Scottish, Strathspey. B Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Joseph Lowe (1797‑1847) from Marykirk, who was the editor of the famous Lowe's Collection of 1844. Hunter (The Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 113 (arranged by James Hunter). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 61.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacInroy of Lude [2]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald - Skye Collection  (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bmin

c2|B>bb>^a b<f f>^g|a>fe>a c<A f/e/d/c/|B<b b>^f b<ff<b|a>fe>c B/B/B ~B:|

f|d<B f>B b>bf>B|c<A e>c a>A f/e/d/c/|d<B~f>B b>B f<b|a>f e<c B/B/B B>f|

d<B ~f>B b>Bf>B|c<A e>c a>Ae>c|(3Bcd (3cde (3def (3efg|(3fed (3edc d<BB||

 

MRS. MACINTYRE'S. AKA and see “Miss Ann Amelia Murray.” Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. The melody was composed by expatriate Scots dancing master Duncan Macintyre of London, who spent some years in India (probably as a Master of Ceremonies to the Governor‑General's Court), and who died about 1806. See note for “Miss Ann Amelia Murray.”

 

MRS. MACKENZIE. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 187, pg. 21.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacKenzie

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 2, No. 187  (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

d|c<c c>f (f/g/a) (g>f)|d>fc>f A<G G>d|c/c/c c>f (f/g/a) (g>f)|d<fc<f A<FF:|

|:c|A>FF>B (A/B/c) (B>A)|B<d c>A B<G G>c|A<F F>B (A/B/c) (B>A)|d<f c>e f<FF|

A>FF>B (A/B/c) (B>A)|B<d c>A B<G G>c|A<F c<A d<B f>c|(3def (3gab a<f f||

 

MRS. MACKENZIE OF APPLECROSS [1]. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Joseph Lowe (1797‑1847) from Marykirk, who was the editor of the famous Lowe's Collection of 1844. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 148. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 89, pg. 11.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacKenzie of Applecross [1]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 89  (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

a|e>A d/c/B/A/ F>AE>A|d>B d/c/B/A/ G>B B<a|e<c c>A F>AE>A|F<A d>B c<A A:||

g|a>e d/c/B/A/ c<e e>a|a>e d/c/B/A/ b<B B>g|a>e d/c/B/A/ c<e e>c|d>c B<e c<A A>g|

a>e d/c/B/A/ c<e e>g|a>ec>a b>B B>g|(3aga (3efg (3aed (3cBA|(3Bba (3gfg a<A A||

 

MRS. MACKENZIE OF APPLECROSS [2]. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Composed by Joseph Lowe as the companion piece to the strathspey “Mrs. MacKenzie of Applecross.” Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 90, pg. 12.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacKenzie of Applecross [2]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 90  (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

g|a2 ec (bB)Bd|cA (c/d/e) a2 eg|fgaf bBBd|cA (c/d/e) a2a:||

e|cAdc BGEd|cAeA fAeg|afec BGEd|cA (c/d/e) a2 ae|

cAdc BGEd|cAeA fAeg|fgaf bBBd|cA (c/d/e) a2 a||

 

MRS. MACKINNON CORRY. AKA ‑ "The Highlander's March from the Battle of Waterloo," "Bonny Toun O' Kenmore." Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Morison attributes the composition to (Sir) “Alexander Lord MacDonald, A.D. 1796." MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 98. Morison (Highland Airs and Quicksteps, vol. 2), c. 1882; No. 29, pg. 16.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacKinnon Corry

L:1/8

S:MacDonald – Skye Collection  (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

M:C

R:Strathspey

K:G

B|d>d(d>B) d>Bd>B|eeg>f e2 (e>f)|g>e d<B A>G A<B|G<E E>D G3:|

d|g2 (g>b) B>A B<G|(E<A) A>B A<af<a|(g/f/)(e/d/) B<g d>BA>G|

(FG/A/) (D>d) B<G G>d|

X:2

T:Mrs. Mackinnon Corry

M:C

L:1/8

N:”In dancing time”

S:Morison – Highland Airs and Quicksteps, vol. 2, No. 29 (c.1882)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

d2 d>B d>e dB | {f}e2 e>d e2 ef | g>e dB AG AB | E2 E>D G4 ||

d2 d>B dd dB | ee ed e2 ef | g>e dB A>G A>B | EE ED G2G2 ||

g2 {B}ga/b/ b>A BG | EA A>B Aa fa | (g/f/e/d/) Bg dB AG | FG/A/ Dc BG G2 |

{B}g2 {B}ga/b/ B>A BG | EA AB Aa fa | g/f/e/d/ Bg dB AG | {D}FG/A/ Dc BG G2 ||

 

MRS. MACLEOD. Scottish, Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 302.

X:1

T:Mrs. MacLeod

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

A|B<G G>^F G>BG>g|f>dc>B A>Bc>d|B<G G>^F G>BG>g|f>c A/B/c/A/ B<G G>g|

B<G G>^F G>BG>g|f>dc>B A>Bc>d|B>GA>^F D>GB,>D|(3CDE (3DE^F G<G,G,||

A|B<G g>a b>gd>b|c<a c>B A>Bc>d|B<G g>a b>ga>f|d<g^f<a b>gg>a|

b>ga>^f d<bc<a|B<a c>B A>Bc>d|B>GA>^F (3GAB (3Abc|(3BdB (3AcA B<GG|| 

 

MRS. McLEOD OF COLBECK. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Charles Stewart. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 22.

X:1

T:Mrs. McLeod of Colbeck

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2   (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

C | F/F/F FA cAdB | Acfa gGGA | F/F/F FA cAdB | AcGB AFF :|

b | agfc dfcA | BdcA BGGb | agfc dfAf | d/e/f g/a/b affg |

agfc dbca | BgAf gGGB | Acfa gcdf | BdGB AF[A,F] ||

 

MRS. McLEOD OF COLBECK’S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. A Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in the 3rd collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dediated to Miss Drummond of Perth. MacDonald (A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1792; pg. 10.

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T:Mrs. McLeod of Colbeck’s Strathspey

M:C|

L:1/8

N:”Slow”

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – 3rd Collection of Strathspey Reels (c. 1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Amin

A>BA>G “tr”E>DE>^F | G>Bd>B G2 (GB) | c>AB>G “tr”A>GEG | c>d (c/B/)(A/G/) (A2 A)B :|

c>de>f g>ed>c | B>c (d/c/)(B/A/) (A>G)GB | c>de>^f “tr”g>agf | e>d”tr”c>B (A2A)g |

a>ge>a g>ed>c | (B/d/)(c/e/) (d/c/)(B/A/) (AG)GB | A>cB>^G A>FE>C | D>F (E/D/)(C/B,/) A,2A,2 ||

 

MRS. MACLEOD OF ELLEANREACH/ELLANREOCH. AKA ‑ Mrs. MacLeod of Elanreoch." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Gow): AABB' (Athole, Skye). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 185. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 3rd ed., originally 1792; pg. 33.MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 40. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 108.

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T:Mrs. MacLeod of Ellanreoch

T:Mrs. MacLeod of Elleanreach

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

A|d>gf>e d>BA>d|B<F d>F B<E E>c|d>ef>d f<ae<f|d/c/B/A/ d<F D/D/D D:|

|:d|A<D A>F A<D D>d|B/A/B/c/ d>F B<E E>d|1 A<D A>F A<D D>d|

B/A/B/c/ d>F D/D/D D:|2 A<D A>F D/E/F/G/ A<g|f>de>f d/d/d d||

 

MRS. MACLEOD OF GESTO. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 304.

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T:Mrs. MacLeod of Gesto

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

c/B/|A<F c>F Ac c2|d>cB>A B<G G>B|A>Fc>F Ac c2|d>g cd/e/ ~f2 f:|

g|a>fe>f c>fe>f|d<g g>f e>gc>b|a>fe>f c>fe>f|d>g cd/e/ (f2 f)>g|

b/a/g/f/ e>f d<bc<a|B<gA<f d/c/B/A/ G>B|A>Fc>A B/c/d/e/ f>g| a>f e/f/g/e/ f2 f||

 

MRS. MACLEOD (OF) RAASAY. AKA and see “Miss McLeod of Raasay,” “Miss McCloud,” "Miss McLeod's/MacLeod's Reel [1]," "Miss Macleod of Ayr," "Da Broone Coo" (Shetland), "Hop High Ladies (the Cake's All Dough)" "Enterprising Boxer." Scottish, Reel or Scottish Measure. Scotland, Isle of Skye. A Major. Standard tuning. One part (Gow): AB (Honeyman, Surenne): AABB (Perlman, Sumner): AA'BB' (Athole, Skye). Gaelic titles (including puirt a beul names) are “Seann Ghille na'n Car” (The Old Boy with a Twist), “Dha Ceat an Eilean Ilich” (Kate of Islay), and “Na 'm biodh trì sgillinn agam” (If I Would have Three Pence). Composed by Sir Alexander MacDonald, according to Keith Norman MacDonald, editor of the Skye Collection. When played as a jig the melody is "The Campbells are Coming [1]." The piece was published in the Gow's Fifth Collection (Edinburgh,1809), and is the obvious ancestor to the famous American fiddle tune known variously as "Hop High Ladies," "Hop Light Ladies" or other titles. Gow said he had received the tune from Mr. McLeod (of Raasay) who described it as “an original Isle of Skye reel.” The Laird of Raasay in Nathaniel Gow’s (1761-1831) time was the 12th, James MacLeod (1761-1724) who lived contemporaneously. In 1786 James inherited several western islands, including Rassay and the family seat of Raasay House (built c. 1750), and enlarged it in 1790, adding a seven-bayed front block. It was in celebration of  James’ birth that piper Angus Mackay of Gairloch, hereditary heir of a rich piping tradition, composed the pibroch “MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute” (six daughters had come before James, so there was cause in the feudal society of the island for rejoicing!). [It was Angus’s son, however, John Mackay of Raasay (1767-1848), for a time piper to the mature James Macleod, who we are in debt to for much of the older piping repertoire. He learned his craft not only from the Mackay pipers at Gairloch, but from the last of the hereditary pipers at Dunvegan. Unfortnately, toward the end of James’ life, Mackay found he was unable to support his family on the island and considered emigrating. This was forstalled when the position of piper-footman was found for him in Drummond Castle, near Crieff in Perthshire, to which the family walked with all of their belongings on the back of two highland ponies. John had four sons all of whom became pipers of note, althought the third son, Angus (1812–1859) was the one who continued to advance the repertory.]  Florianne, or Flora Maclean of (the Isle of) Muck, married James around 1805. She, along with four sons and a daughter, survived him although her husband’s improvements to the estate had cost the family dearly and they were deeply in debt. James and Flora’s children were eventually forced to sell their holdings, and several emigrated to Australia. James’ sister, Mrs. Martin of Attadale, died on the same day in 1824 as did he, also at Raasay House.

***

Despite James’s dates matching Nathaniel’s, the tune appears to be older and quite probably was composed in honor of his mother, Jane MacQueen, daughter of Angus MacQueen, 3rd Laird of Totrome (c. 1690-1771), who married John MacLeod, 11th of Raasay. It was this family that James Boswell (Laird of Auchenlech) and Dr. Johnson warmly stayed with during their tour of the Hebrides in 1773. Johnson wrote:

***

Our reception exceeded our expectation. We found nothing but civility, elegance and plenty. After the usual refreshments,

and the usual conversation, the evening came upon us. The carpet was then rolled off the floor, the musician was called in,

and the whole company was invited to dance; nor did ever fairies trip it with greater alacrity.  The general air of festivity

which predominated in this place, so far remote from all those regions which the mind has been used to contemplate as

the mansions of pleasure, struck the imagination with a delightful surprise, analogous to that which is felt at an unexpected

immersion from darkness into light. When it was time to sup, the dance ceased, and six-and-thirty persons sat down to

two tables in the same room. After supper the ladies sang Erse songs, to which I listened as an English audience to an

Italian opera, delighted with the sound of words which I did not understand. The family of Raasay consists of the laird,

the lady, three sons and ten daughters. More gentleness of manners, or a more pleasing appearance of domestic society,

is not found in the most polished countries.

***

Boswell himself remarked:
***

Here at all our meals we are entertained by the bagpipes. Rassay’s piper after old MacCrimmon is considered the

best in the Hebrides; he has gained the prize from the Highland Society. Our evenings are spent in the enlivening

amusement of reels, as we have a pianoforte, accompanied by Raasay with a fiddle.

***

Helping to date the tune is its mention by Sir John Graham Dalzell in 1781. "Melody is truly the soul of music," he said, "I have been twice present at convivial entertainments when the best compositions by the most celebrated performers were heard without emotion. Yet the moment an excellent, lively and inspiring tune - Mrs. McLeod of Raasay's reel - commenced, a party of dancers started up to enjoy it; nor was this a novelty."

***

If Norman MacDonald’s attribution of the composition of “Mrs. MacLeod” to Sir Alexander MacDonald is correct, then there are two Alexander MacDonalds (of Skye), father and son, to consider. The son lived from c. 1745 to 1795, and became Lord MacDonald (there is a portrait of him and his brother James as boys, one with a fowling piece, the other with a golf club, painted by Jeremiah Davison 1695-1745).  He was an amateur fiddler and composer of several tunes {see “Lord MacDonald(‘s Reel) [4]”}, and probably the Sir Alexander MacDonald who composed “Mrs. MacLeod.” The father lived from  1710–1746, and came from a staunch Jacobite family. However, he prevaricated when Bonnie Prince Charlie tried to enlist him in the cause in 1745, and even ended up sending men to fight on the government side when it was clear that the tide had turned against the Stuarts [Frank McGlynn, The Jacobites, 1988, suggests this was due to an arrangment with the government to avoid prosecution for a 1739 scheme to deport some of his tenants to work as drudges for the southern plantations of North America.] 

***

Other MacLeod spouses who may possibly have been (but not likely) the “Mrs. MacLeod” of the title were the wives of John MacLeod’s father, Malcolm MacLeod, 10th of Raasay, who married, firstly, in December 1713 at Tarradale in Ross-shire, Mary, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie of Applecross. She died around 1745 after giving  Malcolm four children, and it is unlikely that she was Sir Alexander MacDonald’s “Mrs. MacLeod” for she died the same year he was born. Malcolm MacLeod took a second wife, Janet MacLeod. on May 10th, 1748. She was the daughter of one of his tenants at Osgaig and became known as Bantighearna Dhubh Osgaig. Boswell (Journal of Our Tour to the Hebrides) gives this anecdote about her:

***

Old Raasay had most absurdly married again after the year 1746. His widow, by whom he had several children, lives in a

small comfortable house, which was built for him just adjoining to the old castle of the family. She has a good farm gratis

and the interest of 400 pounds by way of jointure. Mr. Charles took us to her house. She was a stout fresh looking woman

very plainly dressed and could not speak a word of English. She treated us with cream and barley bread. It was not amiss

to see the difference betwqeen her housekeeping and that of Raasay's. Folly on the one side and probably interested cunning

on the other, had produced the second marrage.

***

However, the Dunvegan Papers indecate that Janet MacLeod, was a worthy woman very much concerned for the welfare of her family and estate. She bore "Old Raasay" another eight children. When Malcolm died he was succeeded by his son John, the eldest son from his first marriage (who played host to Boswell and Dr. Johnson at Raasay House, as above).

***

See also Irish and American versions under the alternate titles listed above. Irish versions generally are in the key of ‘G’ and the parts are reversed from the Scottish original. An early Irish recording of “McLeod of Raasay” was by Ballybay, County Monaghan, piper Robert William “Willie” Clarke (1889-1934) for Columbia Records of London in 1928, for a series of records entitled “The Pipes of Three Nations” (which included a Highland piper and a Northumbrian small-piper). Sources for notated versions: "Communicated (composed?) by Mr. McLeod (of Raasay). An original Isle of Skye reel" (Gow); Elmer Robinson (b. 1910, Mount Pleasant, West Prince County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Woodstock) [Perlman]; the 1823-26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778-1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner]. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 304 (appears as "Mrs. McLeod of Rasay"). Emmerson (Rantin’ Pipe and Tremblin’ String), 1971; No. 52, pgs. 141‑142. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; pg. 36. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; pg. 18. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 249. Kerr (Merry Melodies), Vol. 1; Set 5, No. 2, pg. 5 (appears as "Mrs. McLeod"). Lowe (A Collection of Reels and Strathspeys), 1844. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 8. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 98. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 6. Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; pg. 91 (appears as “Miss McCloud of Raasay”). Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 11. “The Caledonian Companion” (1975). “Melodeon Greats” (1978). Bob Smith’s Ideal Band – “Ideal Music” (1977). “Fiddlers Three Plus Two.”

X:1

T:Mrs. MacLeod of Rasay (sic)

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Surenne – Dance Music of Scotland, pg. 11  (1852)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

A2a2 ({g}f>)ef>a | (e<c)c>B c3B | A2a2 f>e(f<a) | (e<B)B>A B3c |

A2a2 ({g}f>)e(f<a) | (e<c)c>B c3e | f>gf>e f2 (3efg | a2 ec ({c}B3 ||

c | A<Ac>A (e<c)c>a | (e<c)c>B c3B | A<Ac>A (e<c)(e<a) | (e<B)B>A B3c |

A<Ac>A (e<c)(c<a) | (e<c)c>B c3e | f>gf>e f2 (3efg | a2 ec (c}B3) c ||

 

MRS. MACLEOD'S REEL. See "Miss McLeod's Reel [1]," "Enterprising Boxer." Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AA’BB’. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884.

X:1

T:Mrs. McLeod

T:Miss McLeod’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

S:Reel

B:The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

c/B/ | A2a2 fefa | eccB c2 c>B |1 A2a2 fefa | ecBA B2Bc :|2 fafe fefg |

afec B2B>c ||: A/A/A (cA ecca | eccB c2cB |1 A/A/A (cA ecca | ecBA B2 (Bc :|2

fafe fefg | faec BdcB ||


 

MRS. McGEE. AKA and see “Miss Sophia Campbell('s of Saddell's).” Canadian, Jig. Canada, Cape Breton.

 

MRS. MACPHERSON OF INVERAN.  Scottish, Pipe Reel. ABCDEF. Composed by Pipe Major George S. McLennan. Mrs. MacPherson was Alice Ross, who married Angus MacPherson, and the couple became innkeepers, running a hotel in Invershin. Piper McLennan stayed at the hotel during a long recuperation from an illness, and the MacPhersons were happy to put him up. They wanted not a penny in recompense, and in gratitude McLennan wrote two tunes for them; a march for Angus, and the reel for Alice. Wildcat Records WILDCD 101, Ronan Martin – “Ronan Martin” (2008).

 

MRS. McPHERSON--GILESTON. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Moyra Cowie, researching her book The Life and Times of William Marshall (1999) could find no reference to Mrs. Mitchell, however, she did find that she was an obvious admirer of Marshall’s music, for she bought 24 copies of his 1822 collection! Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 50.

X:1

T:Mrs. Major Mitchell’s Strathspey

M:C

L:1/8
R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

C|~F2 AG/A/ FCC(D/E/)|F<F A>G F2 ~(FG/A/)|(B>A)(B>c) (d>e)(f>d)|

~c>A (B/A/)G/F/ D2D:|B|~(c>d)(c>A) ~(c>d)(c>A)|(c>d) (fg/a/) ~g2 (ga)|

f>g ag f<dd<f|~c>A (B/A/)G/F/ D2 DB|~(c>d)(c>A) ~(c>d)(c>A)|

(c>d) (fg/a/) ~g2 (ga)|f>g ag f<dd<f|~c>A (B/A/)G/F/ D2D||

 

MRS. MAJOR L. STEWART OF THE ISLAND OF JAVA. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. The Mrs. of the title was Margaret Fraser of Newton near Beauly, who married Ludovick Stewart of Pittyvaich. Stewart was a Major in the 24th Regiment of Foot (the South Wales Borderers), serving in India and the Island of Java. Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987) [Cranford]. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 214, pg. 85. S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; pg. 30. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, pg. 17. Culburnie Records CUL 118, Alasdair Fraser – “Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle, vol. 1” (2001). Greentrax CDTRAX 9009, Hector MacAndrew (1903-1980) - “Scottish Tradition 9: The Fiddler and his Art” (1993). INVER226, Pete Clark – “Now and Then.” .

X:1

T:Mrs. Major L. Stewart of the Island of Java

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1822 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

C/D/|E>DC>B, A,A Ac/d/|e>c A[CE] [DF][EB][EB][Ec]|d>e ~fe/d/ c/e/f/g/ ag/f/|

e>cB>A EAA C/D/|E>DC>B, A,A Ac/d/|e>c A[CE] [DF][EB][EB][Ec]|

d>e ~fe/d/ c/e/f/g/ ag/f/|(3fed (3edc (3dcB (3cBA EAA||c/d/|e>cAf d>B Ed|

cAeE G(BB)c|~d/c/d/e/ ~f/d/f/g/ b/a/g/f/ e>d|c/e/A/c/ B/d/G?B/ E(AA)c|

e>cAf d>Bed|cAEC B,(BB)c|~d/c/d/e/ ~f/e/f/g/ (a/g/4a/4 b/4)a/4g/4f/4 e>d|c/e/A/c/ B/d/G/B/ EAA||

 

MRS. MARR. Scottish, Reel. C Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Alexander Walker in honor of Mrs. Marr of the Royal Music Saloon, Aberdeen. Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 73, pg. 26.

 


MRS. MARTHA KNOWLES. Scottish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Scottish accordion player Phil Cunningham, c. 1974. Spandaro (10 Cents a Dance), 1980; pg. 48 (includes one variation). Highway 7004, Silly Wizard ‑ "Caledonia's Hardy Sons."

 

MRS. MARTIN'S FAVOURITE. Irish, Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning. AABB. O’Neill (Irish Folk Music) identifies this tune as “Jolly Corkonian” (see also “The Hills of Glenorchy [1],” “House of Clonelphin,”  Pat Burke’s”). Source for notated version: "...copied from (a) very old well‑written manuscript lent to me in 1873 by Mr. J. O'Sullivan, of Bruff, Co. Limerick" (Joyce). Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Song), 1909; No. 241, pg. 117.

X:1

T:Mrs. Martin’s Favourite

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Emin

d|BEE EFA|BAB d2B|AFD DED|FAA A2d|BEE EFA|BAB d2B|Afd AFD|EFE E2:|

|:d|efe edB|efg f2e|ded dAF|ABA ABd|efe edB|efg faf|edB AFD|EFE E2:|

 

MRS. MARY GRANT McINNES--DANDALEITH. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1822). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall’s music. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 1.

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T:Mrs. Mary Grant McInnes—Dandaleith

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Marshall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

f| c<F c>A c<F f>d | c<F c>A G2 GA | c<F c>A c<F a>g | f<d c>A F2F :|

f| cfAf cfaf | d<f c>A G2 Gf | dfcf Afag | f<d c>A F2 Ff |

dfAf cfaf | d<f c>A G2 Gf |FAGB Ac a>g | f<d c>A F2F ||

 

MRS. MASSEY. Irish. A composition of blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) on the occasion of his visit in 1720 to Charles and Grace Massey at Doomass, Co. Clare. Charles Massey was Dean of Limerick, and Grace Massey was born Grace Dillon, daughter of Sir Charles Dillon of County Meath.

 

MRS. MAULE OF PAUMURE. Scottish, Strathspey. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Gow, the third son of Niel Gow, was a fiddler, composer, bandleader and music publisher. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 186.

                       

MRS. MAULE OF PAUMURE'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Jig. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Gow, a son of Niel Gow, was a fiddler, composer, bandleader and music publisher. Mrs. Maule was Patricia Heron (d. 1821), daughter of Gilbert Gordon of Halleaths, who married Ramsay Maule, MP for Forfar, in 1794 (see “Mr. Maule’s Frolick” for more on the rather scandalous gentleman). She bore him three sons and seven daughters. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 361.

                       


MRS. MAXWELL [1] (Baintighearna Macsbhell). AKA and see "Madam Maxwell," "Planxty Madam Maxwell." Irish, Air or Planxty (2/4 time). E Major (Complete Collection, O'Sullivan/Bunting): D Major (O'Neill). Standard tuning. AB (Complete Collection, O'Neill/Krassen, O'Sullivan/Bunting): AAB (O'Neill/1850). Composed by the great blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Mrs. Maxwell, writes O'Sullivan (1983), was probably Judith Barry (1699-1771) of Newtown Barry, Co. Wexford, daughter of James Barry. She married John Maxwell of Farnham, Co. Cavan, in 1719, who later became M.P. for Cavan (from 1727-1756), High Sherriff (1739), and, upon succeeding to the estate of Farnham on the death of a cousin, became in 1756 the Baron Farnham of Farnham, Co. Cavan, thus transforming Mrs. Maxwell into Lady Farnham. One of the settings of this tune, for which no words have been found, was recorded by the Belfast Northern Star of July 15, 1792, as having been played in competition by one of ten Irish harp masters at the last great convocation of ancient Irish harpers, the Belfast Harp Festival, held that week. Source for notated version: the Irish collector Edward Bunting obtained the tune from Hugh Higgins, and based on a version noted from Charles Fannin the harper in 1792. Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 101, pg. 77. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; pg. 234. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 659, pg. 118. O'Sullivan/Bunting, 1983; No. 93, pgs. 137-138. Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 173, Brian Conway – “Consider the Source” (2008. Appears as “Madam Maxwell”). Shanachie 79013, Derek Bell - "Carolan's Receipt" (1987).

See also listings at:

Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 

Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info

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T:Mrs. Maxwell [1]

T:Planxty Madam Maxwell

M:2/4

L:1/8

R:Air 

N:”Moderate”

S:O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903), No. 659

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

A/B/A A/F/D|FA AB|c/d/e d/e/f|e/f/g fe|dA G/F/E/D/|GB Bd|cA ed/c/|d2 dz:|

Ad ad|g b2 a/g/|fd ag/f/|g e2g|f/g/a g/a/b|ag fe|d2 ed|c A2 B/c/|d2 c/B/A/G/|

F D2 d|c/d/e f/e/d|c A2 B/c/|d/c/B/A/ B/A/G/F/|G B2 A|B/A/G/F/ A/G/F/E/|

(D2 D) z||

X:1

T:Madame Maxwell

M:4/4

L:1/8

R:Air

S:Brian Conway

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

[DA] B A2 AF D2|[A,2F2] A2A2d2|cd e2 def2|ef g2 f3e|d2A2 ({A}G)FED|

[G,2G2] B2 [G2B2] ed|[E2c2] BA (3efe dc|dz [A,2D2] [A,4D4]::a2d2({b}a2)gf|

g2B2 [B2b2] ag|f2d2a2gf|g2e2e3g|fga2 gab2|a2({b}ag “tr”f3e|

d2 cd [E2e2] [Ee] [Ed]|[E2c2] [A2A2] [A2A2] Bc|d3(d ({cd}c)B)AG|

F2D2 [A,2D2] d2|cd e2 ({g}f)ed2|c2 [F2A2] [D2A2] Bc|dcBA ({c}B)AGF|

[G,2G2] B2 [G2B2] [F2A2]|BAGF AGFE|D2D2 [A,4D4]:|

 

MRS. MAXWELL [2]. Irish, Planxty. D Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 102, pg. 77.

                       

MRS. MELVILL, DYSART. Scottish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning. AB (Cranford/Holland): AA'B (Glen). Composed by James Walker. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 154, pg. 58. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 46. Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey – “From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977” (2000).

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index

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T:Mrs. Melvill, Dysart

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Edor

F |: GFEF GAB^c | dDDE FGAF |1 GFEF GABe dBAF E2 EF :|2 GBGE FAFD |

dBAF E2 E || B | edBd efge | dBAB defd | edBd efge | dBAF E2 Ed |

edBd efge | dBAB defd | gefd edBe | dBAF E2 E ||

                       

MRS. MENZIES OF CULDARE(S). Scottish, Slow Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composer credit given variously to Niel Gow {1727-1807, in Gow, Perlman}, A. Duff {in Hunter} or Robert Petrie (b. 1767, Kirkmichael, Perthshire) {in Skye}. It was first printed in Gow’s First Repository (1784) followed by appearences in Joshua Campbell’s 1788 collection and Archibald Duff’s First Collection (1794). The tune was copied by Setauket, Long Island, painter and fiddler William Sydney Mount (1807-1868), and included in his manuscript copy-book of tunes, along with many other Scottish dance tunes. The name Menzies is pronounced ‘Ming-ess’ or ‘Minges’ in Scotland. They were a Jacobite family, having turned out in 1715, and, although the scion of the family at the time was too old to fight, he sent Bonnie Prince Charlie (the ‘Young Pretender’) a fine white horse in 1745. Gow composed other tunes for the family: see “Mr. Menzies of Culdare(‘s Reel)” and “Miss Menzies of Culdare.” Sources for notated versions: Kenny Chaisson (b. c. 1947, Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Rollo Bay) [Perlman]; Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 187. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 102, pg. 43. Gow (First Repository of Strathspey Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); pg. 6. Gow (Beauties of Niel Gow). Hunter (The Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 177. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 137. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 199. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 295. Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald - “Classic Cuts” (reissue of Celtic Records CX 44).

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index

Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 

X:1

T:Mrs. Menzies of Culdares

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection   (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

dc|~BF G/F/E/D/ B>FB>d|BF/B/ G/F/E/D/ C2 Cd/c/|~BF G/F/E/D/ ~F>GB>g| fdc>d B2B:|

g/a/|b>fg>b f>dBd|c>Bd>B G2 Gg/a/|b>fgb f>dB>d|c>Bc>d B2 Bg/a/|

b>fgb f>dB>d|c>Bd>B G2 G>B|F>GB>c B>c Bb/g/|f<d c>d ~B2B||

 

MRS. MENZIES OF MENZIES. Scottish, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by William MacLeish, according to Stewart-Robertson. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 291.

X:1

T:Mrs. Menzies of Menzies

M:C|

L:1/8

C:William MacLeish

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

g|fB B/B/B d2 cB|GBFD ECCg|fB B/B/B d2 cB|GBFE DB,B,g|

fB B/B/B d2 cB|GBFD ECCE|FDFB GEGe|dfce dB~B||

g|fBdf Bfdg|fBdB Accg|fBdf bfdf|ecAf dBBg|

fBdf Bfdg|fBdB AccB|GEGB FDFe|dfce dB~B||

 

MRS. MICHAEL CAMPBELL. Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. E Flat Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 29.

 

MRS. MINNIE FOSTER. AKA and see “Comet [2].” Canadian. Canada, Cape Breton. The same tune as "Minnie Foster's Clog"(?). F Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 118 (appears as "Minnie Foster's Clog"). Shanachie 14001, "The Early Recordings of Angus Foster" (Cape Breton).

 

MRS. MITCHELL OF STOW. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by William Marshall. Marshall (1748-1833), Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 27.

X:1

T:Mrs. Mitchell of Stow

L:1/8

M:C

S:Marshall – 1845 Collection

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

e|cGAB c2 ce|cGce fdBG|cGAB cagf|ecdB c2 ce|cGAB c2 ce|

cGce fdBG|cGAB cagf|ecdB c2c||e|geag fedc|Bdde f2 fa|geag fedc|

BGAB c2 ce|geag fedc|Bdde fagf|ecag fedc|BagB c2c||

 

MRS. MONEYPENNY. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Athole): AABB' (Kerr). Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 93, pg. 12. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 74.

X:1

T:Mrs. Moneypenny

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

f|ecdB c2Gc|EcGc Bddf|eccB cGAF|E/F/G Gg ecc:|

e/f/|gcec GcEc|Gcec defa|gcec gcac|fdBg ecce/f/|

gcac gcec|GcEc defd|ecge fadf|egGf|ec~c||


 

MRS. MONROE'S [1]. AKA and see “The King,” “Best in the Bag,” “The Happy Mistake,” “King of Jigs,” “Lady Shire’s Favourite,” “Miss/Mrs. Monroe’s Jig,” “Mrs. Spens Monroe.” Irish, Slide or Jig. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The tune appears in Kerr’s Merry Melodies, vol. 4, as the first two parts of a four-part tune called “The King.” Source for notated version: the 1938 typewritten manuscript of New Hampshire fiddler John Taggart (1954-1943), in the New Hampshire Historical Society (Concord, N.H.). Taggart wrote in his ms. that the tunes “were all taught me during my boyhood days in Sharon (N.H.), by the various fiddlers in that vicinity.” Miller points out that Sharon is in “the heart of the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire, where fiddlers and contra dances abound to this day” (pref. iv) [Miller]. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 79. Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 80, pg. 59. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; pg. 111. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; pg. 142. White’s Unique Collection, 1896; No. 39, pg. 7. New Hampshire Fiddler’s Union – “The Music of John Taggart” (1989).

X:1

T:Mrs. Monroe’s [1]

M:6/8

L:1/8

S:White’s Unique Collection (1896), No. 39

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D | G2G (AG)A | Bcd efg | G2G (AG)A | BGE (E2D) | G2G (AG)A |

Bcd efg | dcB AGA | (BG)G G2 :: f | gfg efg | (g2d) def | gfg aga |

(bg)e e2f | gfg aga | bge efg | dcB cBA | (BG)G G2 :|

 

MRS. MONROE'S [2]. New England, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning. One part. Burchenal, 1918; pg. 2 (appears as "The Circle [2]").

 

MRS. MONTGOMERY OF COILSFIELD. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest version of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 39).

 

MRS. MORAY OF ABERCAIRNIE/ABERCARNEY [1]. Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AB (Surenne): AAB (most versions). A double‑tonic tune composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). Mrs. Moray was Lady Christian Montgomery, the daughter of Alexander, 9th Earl of Eglinton, and the wife of James Moray of Abercairney (1705-1777). She bore her husband six children. The family was well known by and much admired by Gow--see his exceptional elegiac air  Lamentation for James Moray of Abercarney.” Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 188. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 11. Gow (First Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); pg. 5. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 60. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 118. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pgs. 134-135.

X:1

T:Mrs. Moray of Abercairny [1]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

K:D

D/D/D F2 A<DF<D|E<=cG<c E<C E2|D/D/D F2 A<DF<D D<dF<d F<D F:|

d/d/d f>d a>df>d|=c/c/c e>c g>c e2|d/d/d f>d a>df>d|A<dF<d F<D F2|

d/d/d f>d a>df>d|=c/c/c e<c g>c e2|d>fe>g f<ae<g|f>de>c d<A F2||

 

MRS. MORAY OF ABERCAIRNIE [2]. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning. AB (Skye): AAB (Athole, Gow). Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), with melodic contours similar to his father’s “Mrs. Moray of Abercarney’s Strathspey,” although not quite an exact copy. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 305. Gow (First Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); pg. 5. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 54. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 118.

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T:Mrs. Moray of Abercairny [2]

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

K:D

A|F2DF ABAF|ABdF E2EA|FDDF ABAF|ABdF A2A:|

B|defd ecdB|AFdF E2Ee|defa efde|dBAF A2 AB|

defd ecdB|AFdF E2 EG|FAAd Bdef|dBAF D2D|| 

 

MRS. MORAY OF ABERCAIRNIE [3]. Scottish, Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 131.

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T:Mrs. Moray of Abercairnie [3]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S: MacDonald – Skye Collection  (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

D|G<G B>G d<GB<g|F>FA>F c<FA<f|G<G B>G d<GB<g|f>dc>A B<GG:|

d|g<bd<b c<aB<g|A>fc>f A<F F>A|g<bd<b c<aG<g|A>gd>g B<G G>d|

g<b d>b c<aB<g|A>fc>f A<F F>A|G<G B>G d<GB>g|f>d c<A BGG||

 

MRS. MORT(H)LAND [1]. Scottish, Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning. AAB (Athole, Gow): AABB (Kerr). Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), vol. 4, 1796; pg. 62. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 306. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 3rd ed., 1792; pgs. 28-29. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 71, pg. 10. Schetky (A Collection of Scottish Music), c. 1800; pg. 6. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 55.

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T:Mrs. Morthland

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Amin

g | {f}e2dc GAce | fdec fdec | {f}e2 dc GAcd | egde c/c/c c :|

f | ecce fddf | ecgc (B/c/d) BG | ecce fddf | ecdB “tr”c2 c>f |

ecce fddf | ecgc (B/c/d) BG | ecce fdgf | ecdB c2c ||

 

MRS. MORTHLAND [2]. Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 186.

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T:Mrs. Morthland

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

D|G2GA BcdB|A2Af AfcA|G2GA Bcdg|fdcA G/G/G G:|

d|~gdga b2ag|fcfg a2gf|gdga b2ag|fdcA G/G/G G2|gdga gabg|

~fgag ~fdcf|dfga gfga|fdcA G/G/G G||

 

MRS. MOSSMAN. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AB. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; pg. 25 (3rd ed.). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 59.

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T:Mrs. Mossman

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – Skye Collection (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

F|DddF A>d F>d|DddF E2 E>F|DddF Ad FD|C<A, B,>C D2 DE|D d2  F A>d F>d|

D d2 F E2 E>F|D d2 F A>d FA|B>ABc d2d||g|f>e da f<d a>d|f>e df [A2e2] [Ae]g|

f>e fa f<d a>A|B>Abc d2 dg|f>e da f<d a>d|f>e df [A2e2] [Ae]g|f>e fa f<d a>A|

B>ABc d2 dg|f>e da f<d a>d|f>e df [A2e2] [Ae]f/g/|a>fg>e f>de>c|d>B AF D2D||

 


MRS. MUIR MACKENZIES. AKA and see “Captain David Stewart 42nd Royal Highlanders. Afterwards General Stewart,” “General Stewart,” “Lady Muir MacKenzie.” Scottish, Canadian; Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. C Mixolydian (Glen, Gow, Kerr, MacDonald): D Mixolydian (Perlman). Standard tuning. AB (Glen, MacDonald): AA’B (Perlman): AABB' (Kerr). One of the seven compositions by Scottish fiddler William Gow (1751-1791), eldest son of the famous Perthshire fiddler-composer Niel Gow. William led the Edinburgh Assembly Orchestra until his death. It appears, without composer creit, in the 4th collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane.

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Mrs. Muir Mackenzie was Jane Murray (c. 1769), daughter of Sir Robert Murray, Baronet of Clermont, who in 1787 married Sir Alexander Muir (1764-1835), 1st Baronet of Delvine, Ross-shire (Perth), Scotland, who later took the name Muir-Mackenzie. The couple had a son and eight daughters, seven of whom died unmarried. The Muir-Mackenzie family seat, Delvine, was near Niel Gow’s home un Dunkeld, Perthshire, and the estate was once the site of an important Roman military camp (it actually was the northernmost Roman station, a square camp in the meadow in front of the manor, Delvine House). In the mid-19th century, before it was excavated, there were occasional finds there of broken pottery, rusty nails and screws, gravelled roads, and two Roman ovens in a good state of preservation, with the charred wood and soot still visible (The Antiquary, 1901).  The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland did finally excavate the site in February of 1901. Upon Sir Alexander’s ascention to the Baronacy in 1805, Jane became known as Lady Muir MacKenzie, under which title there are further tunes composed in her honor.

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Perlman (1996) notes this tune is played in a medley following the strathspey “Athole Brose” on Prince Edward Island. Source for notated version: Peter Chaisson, Jr. (b. 1942, Bear River, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), Vol. 2, 1895; pg. 18. Gow, Beauties. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 132, pg. 16. MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; pg. 13. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 77. Stewart-Roberson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 76. ACC-49394, Carl MacKenzie - “Gift of Music.” Celtic CX 44, Winston Fitzgerald - “The Inimitable.”

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T:Mrs. Muir MacKenzie

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

E | C<c c>G ECC_E | D<_B B>F DB,B,D | C<c c>G E>FGf | ecde c/c/c ~c :|

e | gece gage | fd_Bd fgfd | gece gage | fdge c/c/c ~c>e | gece gage | fd_Bd fgfd |

cedf egfa | gefd c/c/c ~c ||

X:2

T:Mrs. Muir Mackenzie’s Reel

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:MacDonald – 4th Collection of Strathspey Reels (1797)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:C

E | C c2G ECC_E | D “tr”_B2F DB,B,D | C”tr”c2G E>FGf | ecde c/c/c “tr”c2 |

G c2G ECC_E | D _B2F DB,B,D | Cc2G “tr”E>FGf | ecde c/c/c c || e |

gece ga”tr”ge | fd_Bd fg”tr”f>d | gece ga”tr”g>e | fdg>e c/c/c “tr”ce |

gece ga”tr”g>e | fd_Bd fg”tr”f>d | cedf egfa | gefd c/c/c c ||

 

MRS. MUIR MACKENZIE’S DELIGHT [1].  Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The tune appears in the 3rd collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dedicated to Miss Drummond of Perth. MacDonald (A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1792; pg. 12.

X:1

T:Mrs. Muir MacKenzie’s Delight

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

N:”Slow”

S:MacDonald – 3rd Collection of Strathspey Reels (c. 1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

D | G2G “tr”F>ED | G2G G2A | B2G “tr”c2A | B2G c2A | Bcd E2E | ABG “tr”F>ED |

EFG AFD | G3 G2 :: c | Bcd def | g2g “tr”g3 | B2B Bcd |

e2e e3 | d>cB cde | “tr”d>cd D2D | “tr”E>FG AFD | G3 G2 :|

 

MRS. MUIR MACKINZIE’S DELIGHT [2].  Scotish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in John Bowie’s A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances (Edinburgh, 1789). S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; pg. 39.

X:1

T:Mrs. Muir Mackinzie’s Delight

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:John Bowie – A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances (1789)

K:A

(c/B/)|AEFA/F/ E>F EC|[A,E]A ({G/A/}c)”tr”(B/A/) F2 F(c/B/)|AE(FA/F/) E>F .E/.D/.C/.B,/|A,A c/B/A/G/ A2A:||

(c/d/)|e>c (d/c/).B/.A/ fg/a/ (a/g/).g/.f/|ea/c/ (d/c/)B/A/ F2 F(c/d/)|e>c (d/c/).B/.A/ (e/a/g/a/) .b/.a/.g/.f/|e/a/c/e/ d/c/”tr”B/c/ A2 A(c/d/)|

e>c (d/c/).B/.A/ fg/a/ (b/a/).g/.f/|e/a/c/e/ d/”tr”c/B/A/ F2 Fc/B/|AEFA/F/ E>F E/D/C/B,/|[A,E]A (c/B/)(A/G/) A2A||

 

MRS. MUIR MACKENZIE’S FANCY. Scottish, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The composition is credited to Mr. Sharp of Hoddom in Malcolm MacDonald’s 2nd Collection, a volume dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. The credit is unusual, as MacDonald seldom credited the composers of other tunes he printed. MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1789; pg. 12.

X:1

T:Mrs. Muir McKenzie’s Fancie

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

S:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

Ac(e e)ce | fdf ece | f>ga edc | BcA GFE | Ace ece | fdf ece | f>ga ecA |

“tr”B3A3 :| “tr”a3 ecA | “tr”f3 ecA | “tr”a3 ecA | GAB BGE | “tr”a3 ecA |

“tr”f3 fga | efg aec | “tr”B3A3 | “tr”a3 ecA | “tr”f3 ecA | “tr”a3 ecA |

GAB BGE | agf efg | agf edc | dbd cac | “tr”B3A3 ||

 

MRS. MUIR OF CALDWELL. AKA - "Mrs. Mure of Caldwell." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB (Gow): AABB' (Athole). The estate of Caldwell was in the Muir (sometimes More, Mure, etc.) for over 500 years. It was rebuilt in the 18th century by famed architect Robert Adam. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 189. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pg. 7 (3rd ed.). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 119.

X:1

T:Mrs. Mure of Caldwell

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection  (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

d|A<F A>B A>Bd>F|A<F A>B A3B|A<F A>B A>Bd>F|E<E F>A B2B:|

|:g|f>de>c d>AF>D|f<d e>c d3g|1 f>de>c d>AF>D| E<E F>A B2B:|2 f<ae<f d>AF>D|E<E F>A B2B||

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T:Mrs. Muir of Caldwall’s Strathspey

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Gow – 3rd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pg. 7  (orig. 1792)

Z:AK/Fidddler’s Companion

K:D

d|AFA>B A>B (A/B/}d)F|AFA>B A3B|AFAB A>B {A/B/}dF|E<E”tr”F>A “tr”(B2B):||g|

f>de>c “tr”d>A FD|f<de>c “tr”d3g|f>de>c “tr”dA FD|E<EF>A (B2 B)g|

fdec “tr”d>A FD|f<de<c d3g|f<a e<f “tr”d>A FD|E<E”tr”F>A “tr”B2B||

 

MRS. MULVIHILL’S.  Irish, Polka. The tune was learned by New York fiddler and teacher Martin Mulvihill (1919-1987) from the playing of his mother. Mulvihill was originally from Glin in County Limerick, and, according to Dónal Murphy, learned many tunes from this mother, Minnie Flynn, who was an excellent fiddler and concertina player and who had a store of tunes from the west County Limerick area. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986. Ossian OSS CD 130, Sliabh Notes – “Along Blackwater’s Banks” (2002).

 

MRS. MURPHY’S. Irish, Reel. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 218 (appears as “Gan ainm/No title”).

 

MRS. MURRAY('S REEL). AKA and see "Miss Murray's Reel." Scottish, Cape Breton; Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Directions for the dance to a reel with this title were written down in 1752 by John McGill, dancing master in Girvan, for his students. Bremner, 1757 (A Collection of Scots Reels); pg. 11 (appears as "Miss Murray's Reel"). Huntington (William Litten's), 1977; pg. 11. Shanachie 14001, "The Early Recordings of Angus Chisholm" (Cape Breton).

 

MRS. MURRAY OF ABERCARNY. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in Malcolm McDonald's 1789 2nd collection. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 1, 1891; pg. 25.

X:1

T:Mrs. Murray of Abercarny

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Glen Collection, vol. 1 (1891

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

c|E<Ac<e E<Ac<e|d>Bc>A F/F/F F2|E<Ac<e E<Ac<f|e>dc>B A/A/A A:|

g|f/e/f/g/ a>c e>ca>c|d>Bc>A F/F/F F2|f/e/f/g/ a>c e>ca>c|f/e/f/g/ ac A/A/A Ag|

f/e/f/g/ a>c e>ca>c|d>Bc>A F/F/F F2|A,>Ac>e E>Ac>f|e>dc>B A/A/A A||

 

MRS. NEIL R. MACDONALD. Canadian, Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. B Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; pg. 14.

 

MRS. NICOL'S FANCY. AKA and see "Wedding Ring [1]."

 

MRS. NORMAN(D) LOCKHART. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by William Clarke (c. 1755-1820), the organist of the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh. He was the son of Stephen Clarke (c. 1735-1797) of Durham, England, an organist who had come to compete for the music chair at Edinburgh University in 1764, and, although unsuccessful in that endeavour, settled in the city. He found employ as a teacher of musica and organist at the Episcopal Chapel, and was succeeded by his son William in the position. Stephen was an intimate friend of poet Robert Burns, and was the music editor for the first five volumes of James Johnson’s Scots Musical Museum, a position that William also succeeded to, harmonizing the airs in the concluding sixth volume. William also edited A Collection of Chaunts in 1817. The family came in contact with the Gows through Niel’s eldest son William Gow (1751-1791), who was clerk of the Chapel in the 1780’s. “Mrs. Normand Lockhart’s Reel” appears in the Gow's Fifth Collection. The title refers to Philadelphia (Phillis) Barbara MacMurdo  (d. 1825) of Drumlanwig, “a young lady of great accomplishments,” who married Norman Lockhart, esq., of Tarbrax in 1803. She was the object of several songs by Robert Burns, including “Winding Nith,” “Saw ye my Phely,” and “Phillis the Fair,” although several sources say it was written in her honor “to gratify the poet’s friend and musical advisor, Stephen Clarke” who “lavished her praises” and was obviously smitted with her (though there must have been a large age difference).  Phillis Macmurdo was the sister to “Bonny Jean,” another of the poet’s works. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 307. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; pg. 27. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 237.

X:1

T:Mrs. Norman Lockhart

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

C|FCAF cAfc|dBGF EF/G/ EC|FCAF cAfc|dBGE F3:|

c|fc ~c2 fcaf|gcbg fedc|ac ~c2 dBgf|efge f3c|fc ~c2 Afca|

dbag fedc|f/g/a fc d/e/f dB|A/B/c BG ~F3||

 

MRS. NORMAN MACKEIGAN. Canadian, Reel. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB.  Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). Source for notated version: Reuben Smith (b. 1931, Blooming Point, Queens County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 75. Rounder Records 7057, Jerry Holland – “Parlor Music” (2005).

 

MRS. NUGENT. Irish, Planxty. D Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 108, pg. 80‑81.

 


MRS. O'CONNOR [1]. AKA and see "Planxty Mrs. O'Conor." Irish, Planxty. D Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 118, pg. 86.

 

MRS. O'CONOR [2]. Irish, Planxty. G Dorian. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 124, pg. 90.

                       

MRS. OLIPHANT MURRAY. See “The Honorable Mrs. Oliphant Murray’s Reel.”

                       

MRS. OLIPHANT OF CONDIE'S. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 112, pg. 14.

X:1

T:Mrs. Oliphant of Condie’s

M:C

L:1/8
R:Strathspey

S:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 2, No. 112  (c. 1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

d|B<GG>d B/c/d/B/ GB|E<AA>G F<DD>d|B<GG>d B/c/d/B/ Gg|e<gd>c B<GG:|

|:d|g>ab>g a<eg>d|e<g d(c/B/) a<AA>d|1 g>ab>g a<eg>d|e<gd>c B<GG:|2 b<ga<e g<d e(d/c/)|B<gd>c B<GG||

                       

MRS. O'NEILL. Irish, Planxty. F Major. Standard tuning. One part. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 136, pg. 96.

                       

MRS. O'NEILL OF CARLANE. Irish, Planxty. G Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 135, pg. 96.

                       

MRS. O'ROURKE. Irish, Planxty (3/4 time). F Minor. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 143, pg. 100.

                       

MRS. O’SULLIVAN’S (JIG). AKA and see “I ne’er shall wean her.” Irish, Jig. B Minor. Standard tuning. AABB. The tune was recorded by Dervish on the album “Midsummer Night” under the title “I ne’er shall wean her,” played in A minor. Green Linnet SIF 1071, “Patrick Street.”

X: 1

T: Mrs. O'Sullivan's

M: 6/8

L: 1/8

R: jig

S: Patrick Street

K: B Minor

D | FAA AFE | FAA d2 c | BcB BAB | def f2 e |

def a2 b | afe d2 e | fbb fge | dBA B2 :|

e | faa afe | faa a2 e | fbb bab | c'ba b2 e |

faa a2 b | afe d2 e | fbb fge | dBA B2 :|

                       

MRS. OSWALD OF AUCHINCRUIVE [1] Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. See note for “Miss Johnston of Hilton’s Fancy” for more on Lucy Oswald. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 182.

X:1

T:Mrs. Oswald of Auchincruive

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Reel

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

D|G3d BGdG|FDAD F(AA)c|B2 Gd BGdG|FDAc BGG:|

d|gdbg fdaf|gdbg faaf|gdbg fdaf|gdec BGGd|

gdbg fdaf|gdbg faaf|gbaf gedc|BdAc BGG||

 

MRS. OSWALD (OF AUCHINCRUIVES)--NEW [2]. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Robert Mackintosh (1745-1807), with the tag “new” because it was presumably a second strathspey he composed for the famous Lucy Oswald, after “Mrs. Oswald of Auchincruive’s Strathspey [3]” below. See note for “Miss Johnston of Hilton’s Fancy” for more on Lucy Oswald. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; pg. 23. Inver225, Pete Clark – “Macintosh at Murthly.”

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index 

X:1

T:Mrs. Oswald (of Auchincruives)—New [2]

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Glen Collection, vol. 2  (1895)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:F

A/B/|c<F A>G F2 FA/B/|c<F A>c d/c/B/A/ G<d|c<F A>F D<FC<F|E/F/G C>B A<FF:|

c|f<c a>g f2 fe/d/|c<F A>f e/d/B/A/ G>e|f<ca<f d<fc<f|B/c/d c>B AFFc|

f<c a>g f2 fe/d/|c<F A>c d/c/B/A/ G>B|A<fB<f c<fd<f|egce f2 fe/d/||

 

MRS. OSWALD OF AUCHINCRUIVE’S STRATHSPEY [3].  Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Robert Mackintosh (1745-1807), appearing in his A Third Book of Sixty-Eight New Reels and Strathspeys: Also above forty old Famous Reels (Edinburgh, 1796). See note for “Miss Johnston of Hilton’s Fancy” for more on Lucy Oswald. S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; pg. 17.

X:1

T:Mrs Oswald of Auchincruive’s Strathspey [3]

M:C

L:1/8

C:Robert Mackintosh

R:Strathspey

S:Mackintosh – Third Bood of Sixty Eight New Reels and Strathspeys (1796)

K:D

B<AA”tr”d B<”tr”AA>F|”tr”B<AA<A f>de<A|”tr”B<AA<d “tr”B<AA<F|G>A B/A/G/F/ E>FGE:||

D<A,F<A, E<A,G<A,|F<DG>E A>B A/G/F/E/|D<A,F<A, E<A,G<A,|F>d B/A/G/F/ E>F G<E|

D<A,F<A, E<A,G<A,|F<DG>E A>B A/G/F/E/|D<dE<d FdG<B|A>F B/A/G/F/ E>F G<E||

 

MRS. POWER/POER. AKA and see "Carolan's Concerto." Irish, Planxty. G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) for Elizabeth Power, nee Keating, wife of David Power of Coorheen, Loughrea, County Galway. O’Carolan was a guest in the Power home and composed a tune for Elizabeth and David’s daughter, Fanny (“Planxty Fanny Power”) as well as for David. Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 154, pg. 105.

 

MRS. R. DONALDSON. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Composed by Hugh Dunlop. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3; No. 49, pg. 8.

X:1

T:Mrs. R. Donaldson

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

C:Hugh Dunlop

S:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 49  (c.1880’s)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

c|B<G D>G E>GD>G|B>GD>G c>B (A<d)|B<G D>G E>GD>G|B>dg>d B<G G:|

|:c|B>cd>f g>ag>d|B>dg>B c<A A>c|1 B>cd>f g>ag>d|B<g A>d B<G G:|2 g>ab>g a>gf>d|g<B e>d B<G G||

 

MRS. RACHEL GIBSON. Scottish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning. AB (Surenne): AAB (MacDonald). Originally from J.T. Surenne’s collection. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 28. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 92.

X:1

T:Mrs. Rachel Gibson

M:C

L:1/8

R:Reel

S:MacDonald – Skye Collection (1887)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:A

e|cAA<A cAec|dBfg aefd|cAA<A cAec|dfBd cAA:|

g|agaf ecAc|Bbba gbeg|agaf ecAc|dfBd cAAg|agaf ecAc|

Bbba gbeg|aefb afec|dfBd cAA||

 

MRS. RAMSAY OF BARNTON [1]. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The title probably refers to Betty Hamilton (1770-1809), wife of William Ramsay of Barnton, a wealthy man who was a dominat figure in one of Edinburgh’s two private banks and a very substantial shareholder in the Royal Bank of Scotland. In 1781 Ramsay bought the estate of Barnton and Cramond Regis (the grounds of what is now Davidson’s Mains Park), demolished the old house and built a grander one on the site. Cramond Regis, the old name for the area, was an ancient hunting seat of Scotland’s kings. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 190. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pgs. 10-11 (3rd ed.).

X:1

T:Mrs. Ramsay of Barnton [1]

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

N:”Slow”

B:Gow – 3rd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pgs. 10-11  (orig. 1792)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Bb

D>FBd {d}c>Bcd|B<FB>d {d}c>B “tr”G2|DFBd {d}c>Bcd|fdb>d {d}c/B/c/d/ B2:|

|:g<d”tr”f>g f>d”tr”c>d|f<B”tr”f>g f>d “tr”c2|(d<f)b>d {d}c>Bcd|D>FBd {d}(c/B/)c/d/ “tr”B2:| 

 

MRS. RAMSAY OF BARNTON [2]. AKA and see “Riding on a Load of Hay.” Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning. AB (Stewart-Robertson): AAB (Kerr). Similar in many ways to "Belladrum's Strathspey." Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880’s; No. 5, pg. 18 (appears as “Mrs. Ramsay”). Scottish Country Dance Book 20, 1959. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 258.

See also listings at:

Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index

Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 

Alan Ng’s Irishtune.info

X:1

T:Mrs. Ramsay of Barnton

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Emin

E>FG>A B>e e2|d>BA>G F<D D>F|E>FG>A B<e e>f|g>eB>^d e/e/e e>f|

g>ef>^d e<B B>^c|d>BA>G F<D D>F|E<GF<A G<Be<g|f<d a>f g>e e||

f|g<e f>^d e<B B>^c|d>BA>G F<D D>f|g>ef>^d e<B B>e|B>e^d>f e/e/e e>f|

g>eB>g f>^de>^c|d>B A<d F<DA<F|E>GF>A G>Be>g|f>da>f g>e e||


 

MRS. RENEAU'S REEL. AKA and see "The Bob of Fettercairn." Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. Philo 2001, "Jean Carignan."

 

MRS. RIGG. Scottish, Jig. G Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 362. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; pg. 29.

X:1

T:Mrs. Rigg Junr.

M:6/8

L:1/8

R:Jig

C:Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831)

B:Gow – Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1809)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Gmin

D|G2G (B/c/d).B|FAc fcA|G2G B/c/d.B|GBd gdg|faf dfd|cfd cAF|

G2G (A/B/c).A|{^F}G3 G2:||d|g>ag bag}f>gf fga|g>ag bag|

gdg gab|~g>ag bag|f>cf fga|gdg a^fa|”tr”g3 {^fg}g2d|~g>ag bag|

~f>gf fga|~g>ag bag|(f=e.)_e dcB|dfd Bcd|c=ef cAF|GBc {^c}d2D|{^F}G3 G,2||

 

MRS. RITCHIE. Scottish. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1766 collection (pg. 47).

 

MRS. ROBERT CHAMBERS. Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB'. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, pg. 23.

 

MRS. ROBERTSON GRISHORNISH. Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning. AAB. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 89.

X:1

T:Mrs. Robertson Grishornish

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:G

e|dB B<d BA FA|a>f fe de/f/ e<d|B2 B<d B<A FA|affe d2d:|

defg agfe|baff edef|defg a<g f<f|b>a g<f f<e d<d|

efga gffb|afed e<f f2|edBB dBAF|Aa ff e2d2||

 

MRS. ROBERTSON OF ALEXANDRIA.  Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AB. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pgs. 128-129.

X:1

T:Mrs. Robertson of Alexandria

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:Surenne – Dance Music of Scotland, pgs. 128-129  (1852)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

(F<D)(F<A) (d<f)(e<f) | d>BA>F (G<E)E>A | (F<D)(F<A) (d<f)(e<f) | d>BA>G (F<D)D2 |

(F<D)(F<A) (d<f)(e<f) | d>BA>F (G<E)E>A | (F<D)(F<A) (d<f)(e<f) | d>BA>G (F<D)D2 ||

A>df>d (B/4c/2<d) A>F | A>d (f/e/d) (f<e)e>f | A>df>d (B/4c/2<d) A>F | (G<E)A>G (F<D)D2 |

A>df>d (B/4c/2<d) A>F | A>d (f/e/d) (f<e)e>f | A>df>d (B/4/c2<d) A>F | (G<E)A>G (F<D)D2 |

 

MRS. ROBERTSON OF LADYKIRK'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. D Minor. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by John Gow (1764-1826), fourth and last son of Niel Gow, and a partner in a London publishing firm along with his older brother Andrew. They were also the English distributors of Nathaniel Gow’s music publications. The Robertsons of Ladykirk, near Coldstream, Berwickshire, close by the River Tweed, were Scotland’s first breeders of Shorthorned cattle. Mrs. Robertson of Ladykirk is the composer of “Miss Johnston(‘s) [1]” (“Miss Johnston of Huttonhall’s (Houghton Hall) Reel”) first published by Gow and Shepherd (Edinborough) in 1802, and “Miss Baird of Soughton Hall” (Miss Baird also composed a tune). See also the strathspey John’s brother Nathaniel composed for her husband, “Mr. Robertson of Ladykirk.” David Robertson of Ladykirk, was Master of the Berwickshire Hunt from 1840-1848, although he was not by blood a Robertson, only assuming the name after he inherited the family estates through marriage. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 191. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; pg. 13.

X:1

T:Mrs. Robertson of Ladykirk’s Favorite

M:C

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

N:”Slow”

C:John Gow (1764-1826)

B:Gow – Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1809)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:Dmin

D/E/|(F4 {F/G/}A3)G|(GF) EF D2 FE|(DF) Ad (cB A)G|F2 ~(FG/A/) C2 FE|D2 [D2f2]-[^C2E2] [A,2G2]|

[A,2F2] [^C2B2] [D4A4]|d3c/B/ (A/G/)(F/E/) (D/^C/)(A,/G/)|F2D2 D3:||d|A(d^cd “tr”f3e|A(d^cd) {fg}a3g|

“tr”f3 e d(f/e/) (g/f/)e/d/|(eg)(=bc’) c2 fe|A(d^cd) “tr”f3e|A(d^cd) {d}”tr”f3e|A(d^cd)a2a|d’3c’ {c’}(b>a) {a}g>f|

{f}e2d [F3d3] d|A(d^cd( {de}f3d|A(d^cd) {fg}a3g|”tr”f3e d(f/e/) (g/f/(e/d/)|(eg) (=bc’) c2 fe|

(def)d (efg)e|(fg)(ab) a3 (3Adf|a3 g/f/ (e/d/c/B/ A/G/F/E/)|F2D2 D3||

 

MRS. ROBERTSON OF LAWERS.  Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning. AAB. The melody appears in Malcolm MacDonald’s 2nd Collection, a volume dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; pg. 2.

X:1

T:Mrs. Robertson of Lawers

M:C|

L:1/8

R:Strathspey

S:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789)

Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion

K:D

A, | D>EDA, B,<D G>B | A<F F>D “tr”E>D B,<E | D>EDA, D<F G>B | A<F E>G FDD :|

f/g/ | afdf bgeg | f/g/a fd c/d/e cA | (a/g/)f/e/ df bgef | ge (a/g/)f/e/ fd df/g/ | afdf bgeg |

f/g/a fd c/d/e cA | BdeAd GBFd | F<A E>G FD D ||

 

MRS. ROBERTSON OF LAWERS DELIGHT. Scottish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning. AABBCC. The melody appears in the 3rd coll