Humors of Nairnshire (The)

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X:1 % T:Humours of Nairnshire, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, pp. 8-9) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A a|e2e Te2d|cea ecA|f2f fdB|bBB B2a| e2e Te2d|cea ecA|faf gbg|aAA A2:| |:f/g/|a2a aec|Ace aec|f2f fdB|bBB B2 f/g/| a2a afc Ace aec|faf gbg|aAA A2:|]



HUMOURS OF NAIRNSHIRE, THE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune (as "Mr. Macbean of Roaring Rivie's Strathspey") 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., "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.

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