Miss Macleod of Geanie
X:1 % T:Miss Macleod of Geanie M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1797, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E|A2 A GEB|c2c BEd|[A2c2][Ac] edc|[G3B3][G2B2]E| A2A GEB|[A2c2][Ac] BEd|[G2B2] [GB] BAB|A3 A2|| e|a2a fdf|e2 e TdBd|[A2c2][Ac] edc|B3 B2e| a2a fdf|e2e TdBd|c2c TBAB|A3 A2e| a2a fdf|e2e TdBd|[A2c2][Ac] edc|B3 B2E| A2A GEB|c2c BEd|[A2c2][Ac] TBAB|A3 A2||
MISS MACLEOD OF GEANIE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh 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. 2), "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,” 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,” 20th century musician and collector J. Murdoch Henderson identified the ladies as 'the Misses White of Brockley', Morayshire, east Highlands.
Donald Macleod, 3rd of Geanies, and his wife Margaret, daughter of James Craufurd of Rotterdam, had six daughters, Isabella, Elizabeth, Mary, Annabella, Jane and Margaret. Donald was a Whig sympathizer and the Sheriff-depute of Ross and Cromarty and held the office for some sixty years until his death in 1834 (at age 89).