Major Macbean's 14th Regt. Strathspey

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X:1 % T:Major Macbean's 14th Regt. Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A c|A2Tc>A eAce|Tf>efa bBBc|A2 Tc>A eAce| |1 f>d B>G A2A:|2 f<a B>G A2A||:d|Tc>AE>A cAeA| Tc>AE>A B>B,B,<d|Tc>AE>A cAec|1 f>d B>G A2A:|2 f<a B>G A2A||

MAJOR MACBEAN'S 14th REGIMENT STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune 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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