Miss Kinloch of Gilmerton
X:1 T:Miss Kinloch of Gilmerton's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel C:William Shepherd B:Shepherd -- A Collection of Strathspey Reels (1793, p. 11) K:D G|F/E/D AF BGAG|FDAF GEEG|F/E/D AF BGAF|1 Aceg fdd:|2 Egec dDD|| g|fdad bdad|fd (b/a/)g/f/ geeg|fdad bdad|~ceag fdda| fdad bdad|fd b/a/g/f/ geeg|fdcd B/c/d AF|Gbag fd~d||
MISS KINLOCH OF GILMERTON. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Composed by William Shepherd (d. 1812), a fiddler-composer who lived in Edinburgh. His first collection was printed about 1793, and in 1796 he began business as a music seller in partnership with Nathaniel Gow, trading as Gow & Shepherd. Shepherd's second collection was published by the firm in the early 1800s.
Miss Harriet Kinloch of Gilmerton (?-1831) was the daughter of Sir David Kinloch of Gilmerton, 5th Bt. and Harriet Cockburn, and was one of the beautiful young women of Edinburgh society in the latter 18th century. She married Sir Foster Cunliffe of Acton, 3rd Bart, in 1781. The Gilmerton home was retained by Harriet and was reputed by Alexander Carlyle to be "a great resort for John Home and his friends of the clergy" who also remarked, "the husband was shrewd and sensible," and Harried "beautiful, lively, and agreeable, and was aspiring of some knowledge and taste in belle-lettres."