Miss MacKenzie of Gairloch

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MISS MACKENZIE OF GAIRLOCH. AKA and see "Caillach Oidche," "Chaillach Oidche," ("Owl (The)"). Scottish (originally), Canadian; Reel or Strathspey. Canada, Cape Breton. A Mixoldian or A Mixolydian ('A' part) & A Dorian/Mixolydian ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Kerr, Lerwick, Stewart-Robertson): AA’B (Cranford).

The MacKenzies of Gairloch are descended from Hector Roy Mackenzie of Gairloch [1] (d. 1528), who was a prominent member of the Mackenzie clan and who acquired vast estates in and around Gairloch as a result of his services to the Scottish crown. The lands of Gairloch were still owned by Hector Roy's descendants into the 20th century, over 500 years after they were acquired.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 34, p. 10. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880's; Set 9, No. 5, p. 7. Lerwick (Kilted Fiddler), 1985; p. 28. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 49.

Recorded sources: Fiddlesticks cass., Jerry Holland - “A Session with Jerry Holland” (1990).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]




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