Colonel Campbell of Shawfield's Strathspey
X:1 T:Colonel Campbell of Shawfield's Strathspey C:Robert Mackintosh M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 40) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A cB|AE3CE3 A,E3CE3|B,2Bc dcBA G2B2 B2cB|A3EFA3 E3AFD3|EC3B,3C A,2A2-A2:| fg|ae3ac3 ea3cA3|d3B dcBA G2B2B2cd|ca3ea3 fa3fd3|e3c dcBA E2A2 A2fg| ae3ac3 ea3cA3|d2B2 dcBA G2B2-B2cB|(3A2c2A2 (3B2d2B2 (3c2e2c2 (3d2f2d2|e3c dBcA [C2A2]A2-A2||
COLONEL CAMPBELL OF SHAWFIELD'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Colonel Campbell of Shawfield's Strathsey" was composed by Edinburgh fiddler-composer and bandleader Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) and named for Colonel John Campbell (1770-1809) of Shawfield and Islay, a Scottish soldier and briefly a politician. In 1796 he married Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell, daughter of the 5th Duke of Argyll. Twenty years later Islay fiddler composer Alexander Mackay composed several tunes for the next generation of the Campbell family of Islay.