Captain Rose of Kilravock's Strathspey
X:1 T:Capt. Rose of Kilravock's Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1797, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb B|d/c/B/A/ BF EGDF|CcTcB cCCB|d/c/B/A/ BF EGDF| GgTfe dBB:|f|dBfB gBfB|dBfB dccf| dBfB gBfB|GgTfe dBBf|dBfB gBfB| dBfB dcce|d/c/B/A/ BF EGDF|GgTfe dBB||
CAPT. ROSE OF KILRAVOCK'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1797, p. 10), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.
See also note for "Mrs. Rose of Kilravock's Strathspey" for more on the Rose family of Kilravock.