Lady Christina Keith's Strathspey
X:1 T:Lady Christina Keith's Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Niel Stewart - Six New Reels  (c. 1793-1802, pp. 1-2) N:No indication who composed the tune, only that it was N:printed by Edinburgh music seller Stewart & Co. and avaialble N:at Stewart's shop at No. 37 South Bridge Street. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A A<c B<d c<e ~e2|f<a B>d dc TBA|A<c B<d c<e ~e2|f<a B>d c<A ~A2:| |:e<a f<a e<a ~f2|e<a B>d dc BA|a>e a>f a>e f2|B<d E>d c<A ~A2:|]
LADY CHRISTINA KEITH'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Lady Christina Keith's Strathspey" was printed on a single sheet entitled Six New Reels No. 2 issued by Edinburgh music publisher and seller Niel Stewart ("Sold by N. Stewart & Co. Music Sellers No. 37 South Bridge"). Also on the page were the tunes "Lady Maria Keith's Strathspey" and "Lady Catherine Keith's Reel." All of them refer to family members of Scottish-Dutch aristocrat '''William Keith-Falconer, 6th Earl of Kintore (1766-1812), who was the only son seven daughters born to a Dutch born Englishman Anthony Keith-Falconer, 5th Earl of Kintore and his Dutch wife, Christina Elizabeth Sighterman (d. 1809). His seven younger sisters, none of whom married, were Lady Sibella, Lady Maria, Lady Catherine, Lady Francina, Hon. Jean (who died in infancy), Lady Christiana, and Hon. Helen Keith-Falconer (who also died in infancy).