Lady Caroline Montague
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LADY CAROLINE MONTAGUE. Scottish, March or Strathspey. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kerr): AAB (Athole, Gow, Skye). Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Lady Caroline Montagu-Scott (1774-1854) was the 3rd daughter of Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleugh and Queensbury. In 1803 she married Charles Douglas (b. 1777), Marquis and Earl of Queensbury, with whom she had eight children. She was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds painted when she was but a child, standing in the snow with her hands in a muff.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 85. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 7. Henderson (Flowers of Scottish Melody), 1935. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 3, p. 14. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 107. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 73.
Recorded sources: Rounder 7020, Alex Francis MacKay - "Lifelong Home" (199?).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index