Miss Fleming of Moness
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MISS FLEMING OF MONESS. AKA - "Miss Flemyng of Moness’s Strathspey." AKA and see "Killiechassie," "Mrs. Stewart Fleming of Killiechassie." Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Robert Stewart of Killiechassie married Emilia Fleming of Moness and assumed her name. Emelia was the daughter and heiress of Robert Fleming of Moness, by his wife Emilia, younger daughter of Captain James Menzies of Comrie. Robert Stewart-Fleming sold Moness in 1787 to the Earl of Breadalbane, which perhaps helps to date this strathspey, as thereafter the Stewart-Flemings were only proprietors of Killiechassie, Perthshire. Robert Stewart of Killiechassie and Moness had a sister, "Miss Fleming," who is perhaps the person of this title. See also note for "Miss Fleming of Killiechassie."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 198, p. 74.
Recorded sources: Celtic Records CX 48, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers - "Scottish Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys by the Five MacDonald Fiddlers."
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index