Annotation:Miss Campbell of Menzies (2)

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X:1 T:Miss Campbell of Monzie [2] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Glen Collection, vol. 2 (1895) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C e|c2 Gc ecGE|FdEc dDDB|c2 Gc EcGE|FADF ECC:| f|ecgc acgc|ec a/g/f/e/ fddf|gcac gcec|Bcdf eccf| ecgc acgc| egce fddf|gecf afdc|Bcdf ecc||

MISS CAMPBELL OF MENZIES [2]. AKA and see: "Miss Campbell Loch-End," "Miss Campbell of Monzie," “Miss Campbell's (2)." Scottish, Reel. C Major (Cranford/Holland, Glen, Lowe, Skye): D Major (Huntington). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Cranford/Holland, Glen, Lowe, Skye): AABB (Huntington). The tune has been attributed to Daniel (or Donald) Dow (c. 1775), though it was listed as "Anon." in Gow's 3rd Collection (1792). It appears as "Miss Campbell Loch-End" in Malcolm MacDonald's first collection. The title perhaps refers to one of the several daughters of Robert Campbell of Finab and Monzie (d. 1790), or one of the two daughters of his son, General Alexander Campbell (1751–1832) of Monzie, Gilmerton, Perthshire (see “General Campbell of Monzie's Welcome Home”). The family seat was Monzie Castle, a combination of an early laird’s house dating from 1634 with a late 18th century Gothic building with corner towers designed by John Paterson for the General. The melody has had some currency among Cape Breton musicians, and in fact there is a Canadian connection; the younger Campbell, then a Captain in the 62nd Regiment, served under “Gentleman” Johnny Burgoyne in Canada, and surrendered with him at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Alexander Campbell was later a founding member of the Highland Society of Scotland in 1784, and an MP variously for Anstruther Easter burghs and Stirling.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Litten's music manuscript (1800–1802) [Huntington]. Litten was a ship's fiddler who voyaged with the East India Fleet at the beginning of the 19th century.

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 277 (appears as "Miss Campbell of Monzie"). Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 77, p. 31. Glen (Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 2), 1895; p. 19. Gow (3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1792; p. 24 (3rd ed.). Huntington (William Litten's Fiddle Tunes, 1800–1802), 1977; p. 12b (appears as "Miss Campbell's Reel"). Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 4), 1844–1845; p. 20. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 121.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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