Miss Catherine Stewart of Desky's Reel
X:1 T:Miss Catherine Stewart of Desky's Reel C:James Taylor M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 8) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|GABc dgdB|cABG AEEF|GABc dgdB|cAdB G/G/G G:| f|gaba geeg|dBcA BEEF|gaba geeg|cAdB G/G/G Gf| gaba geeg|dBcA BEEF|GABc dgdB|cAdB G/G/G G||
MISS CATHERINE STEWART OF DESKY'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Miss Catherine Stewart of Desky's" was composed by James Taylor, fiddler, composer and teacher of music in Elgin. Catherine Stewart (1810-1874) was the youngest daughter of Charles Stewart, Esq., Deskie, and Mary Gordon Stewart, who married in 1804. Deskie was a farm at Ballindalloch, Banffshire.