Annotation:Miss Madalina Maxwell’s Strathspey

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X:1 T:Miss Madalina Maxwell’s Strathspey M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey Q:"Slow" C:William Shepherd B:Shepherd -- A Collection of Strathspey Reels (1793, p. 11) K:D f2|dd3d3A TF3GA2F2|TE3DE2F2 TG3AB2c2|Td3ed2A2 F3GA2A,2|B,3B AGFE TF2D2D2:| |f2|a3ba2f2 d3ef3d|g3b B2gf edcB c2A2|a3ba3g f3ef3d|B3GE AG TF2D2D2f2| a3ba2f2 d3ef3d|g3b B2gf edcB c2A2|B3dA3d G3eF3d|EFGA cBAG TF2D2D2|]

"General Francis Dundas, Sir Henry Jardine, Sir Robert Dundas of Beechwood, Bart., Captain Hay, the Late Earl of Eglinton, and the Misses Maxwell, etc.", by John Kay, from Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh.
MISS MADALINA MAXWELL'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Biography:William Shepherd (c. 1750-1812). Madelina Maxwell (b. 1785) was the daughter of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, 4th Baronet, and Catherine Maxwell. She married English M.P. and politician James Du Pré of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, in 1801, with whom she had twelve children. Her brother was Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, who inherited to become the 5th Baronet. Madalina and her sisters appear in one of the period drawings of John Kay[1].

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Printed sources : - Shepherd (A Collection of Strathpsey Reels), 1793; p. 11.

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  1. Kay's portraits were collected by Hugh Paton and published under the title "A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes", forming a unique record of the social life and popular habits of Edinburgh at its most interesting epoch. They can be found in print in Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh.