Annotation:Miss Catharine Chalmer’s Reel

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X:1 T:Miss Catharine Chalmer’s Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel C:Nathaniel Gow B:Gow – Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1792) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (B/c/d) TcB (c/d/e) Tdc|BEAG {G}F2 ED|BGDB, CEAc|BGAF G2 Gc| (B/c/d) TcA (c/d/e) Tdc|BEAG {G}F2 ED|BGDB, CEAc|BGAF G2 Gd|| gbge (^df)bd|(eg).e.d (^ce)ac|Td>efd Bgeg|fde^c d2 D2| {e}dc/B/ bB caAc|BgGB .A(FTED)|(dB).B.d (cA).A.c|BGAF G2G2||

MISS CATHRINE CHALMERS. AKA – “Chathrine Chalmer.” Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1766-1831). There was a bookseller in Edinburgh in the early decades of the 19th century named James Chalmers, who partnered for some years with musician Charles Duff to sell music. Surely Gow, in the music selling business himself, knew the firm, and it is possible Miss Chalmers was a relation.

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Printed sources : - Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 15. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 240. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 3rd ed., 1792; p. 29.

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