Lady Charlotte Campbell's Strathspey (2)

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X:1 T:Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey M:C L:1/8 S:Robert Mackintosh - Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey (ca. 1800) K:Bb F/E/|D<(FF>B) EG-Gc/B/|A<cf>e d<bB<f|D<(FF>B) EG-Gc/B/|A<cF<e d<BB:| A|b<BA<a g<GF<f|e>c e/d/c/B/ A<(cc>a)|b<Ba<B g<Bf<B|(A/B/c) (F>e) d<BB>a| b<BA<a g<GF<f|e>c e/d/c/B/ A<(cc)B/A/|G<BF<B E<BD<B|(E/F/G) (!trill!F>E) DB,B,||



LADY CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL'S STRATHSPEY [2]. AKA - "Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. B Flat Major (most versions): C Major (Surenne): A Major (Johnson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (most versions): AABB' (Kerr). "Lady Charlotte Campbell's Strathspey" is one of the enduring compositions by Robert 'Red Rob' Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808), who undoubtedly acquired his nickname because of having red hair. He issued the tune first on a single sheet (with he title "Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey") in 1802, and later included it in his Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels (c. 1803 or 1804) with the same title, sans the word 'New'. The Gows republished the melody in their Complete Repository, Part Second (1802) under the same title but without crediting Mackintosh. The companion reel is "Lady Charlotte Campbell's Reel (2)" (see Lady Charlotte Campbell's Reel (2) for notes). It is one of Mackintosh's more popular melodies among Cape Breton fiddlers.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford]; an 1845-47 music manuscript by Ellis Knowles, a musician from Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, where it appears as an untitled hornpipe, albeit in strathspey rhythm [Doyle]; Hector MacAndrew [Martin].

Printed sources : -

  • Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 45, p. 68 (appears as "Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey").
  • Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances for the German Flute or Violin) Edinburgh, 1820; p. 8.
  • Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 506.
  • Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 111, p. 46.
  • Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 19 (appears as an untitled hornpipe).
  • Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 173.
  • Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1891; p. 26.
  • Gow & Sons (Complete Repository, Book 2), 1802, p. 30.
  • Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's No. 10: Airs & Melodies of Scotland's Past), 1992 (revised 2001); p. 9.
  • S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; p. 36.
  • Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 208, p. 23.
  • Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 6), 1859; p. 21.
  • MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 190.
  • R, Mackintosh (Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey), ca.1800; p. 1.
  • R, Mackintosh (A Fourth Book of New Strathspey Reels), c. 1804, p. 10.
  • Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; p. 136.
  • Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 282.
  • Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 84-85.



Recorded sources : - Topic 12ST266, Alex Green - "Caledonian Companion" (1975).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]



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