Miss Campbell of Melford
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MISS CAMPBELL OF MELFORD. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The jig 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. (1796, p. 15), "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.
See other tunes for the family in Gow & Shepherd's volume: "Mrs. Capt. Campbell" and "Captain Campbell of Melford."