Miss Lucy Johnston's Compliments to Niel Gow
MISS LUCY JOHNSTON'S COMPLIMENTS TO NIEL GOW. AKA - "Miss L. Johnston's Compliments to Neil Gow." Scottish, Slow Strathspey or Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Gow): AAB (Evans, Hunter). Composed by Lucy Johnston of Hilton (1765-1797), who was "one of a number of aristocratic amateur composers of the late 18th century. A noted belle of the Edinburgh Dance Assembly, she was much admired by the Gows, Burns and Robert Mackintosh, who dedicated his second collection to her" (Hunter, 1979). See note for "Miss Johnston of Hilton's Fancy" for biographical information.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 148. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; p. 5 (3rd ed.). Hunter (The Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 2. Jones [ed]. (Complete Tutor Violin), c. 1815; p. 2.