Miss Dunbar's Strathspey
X:1 T:Miss Dunbar’s Strathspey C:Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 3) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D2|FA3A2B2 A3FF2B2|A3FF2A2 BAGF E3F|FA3A2B2 AF3F2A2|d3BA2F2 E3DE2F2:| ~d3ef2d2 e3Bd2A2|B3d BAGF E3DE2F2|d3ef2d2 e3Bd3A|B3dA3f ~e6d2| ~d3ef2d2 e3Bd2A2|B3d BAGF E3DE2F2|D3FE3G F3AG3B|Ad3 BAGF E4 D2||
MISS DUNBAR'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB."Miss Dunbar's Strathspey" was composed by Sir Archibald Dunbar, 2nd Baronet of Northfield, in honor of one of his daughters. By his first wife, Helen Cumming-Gordon, his eldest child and only daughter of that marriage was Jane Dunbar who married a general's son prior to 1824. His second wife, Mary Brander, also bore one daughter Margaret Alice Dunbar (d. 1908) who married banker William A. Stables of Nairn in 1856. Sir Archibald also composed another tune for her, "Miss Margaret Dunbar's Strathspey."