Miss Cathrine Campbell Ardmore's Strathspey
X:1 T:Miss Cathrine Campbell Ardmore's Strathspey M:C| L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 2) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104487947 N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bmin B3Bd3e f3B d4|B3cd3e f3ec3a|B3Bd3e f3B d4|A3Ac3A e2A2c2e2:| d3ef3d g2e2 f4|d3ef3d f3ef3a|d3ef3d g2e2 f4|d3ef3d f3ef3a| d3ef3d g2e2 f4|d3ef3d f3ef3a|d3af3a d3df3a|e2f2d2b2 c2A2c2e2||
MISS CATHRINE CAMPBELL ARDMORE'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). "Miss Cathrine Campbell's Strathspey" was named for Catherine Campbell of Ardmore (1808-1868) daughter of Archibald Campbell, Tacksman of Ardmore, Islay, and his wife, Helen Campbell. Catherine was born at Kildalton parish, near Port-Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll-shire. Fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay identified the tunes he composed in his collection by appending his name to them, others he described as "old" or "very old." Some few were attributed to other composers. "Miss Cathrine Campbell" has no attribution or comment, however, Mackay composed tunes for Catherine's parents and siblings in his collection, and perhaps it was an oversight that he did not append his name to this one. See also note for "Mr. Archibald Campbell Ardmore's Reel" for more.