Miss M. White of Brachloch
X:1 % T:Miss M. White of Brachloch M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1797, p. 3) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E|A2A B2c|efd cBA|F2F G2A|BcA GFE| A2A B2c|efd cBA|E2E F2G|A3 A2:| |:e|a2a gab|g2e efg|a2a gab|Tf3 e2e| a2a gab|g2e efg|E2E F2G|A3 A2:|
MISS M. WHITE OF BRACHLOCH. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1797, p. 3), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.
The title may indicate a composition for one of the composers. There is scant record of a 'Brachloch' in Scotland, although there is a Loch Brach in the parish of Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbright.