Miss Margaret Graeme of Inchbrakie
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MISS MARGARET GRAEME/GRAHAM OF INCHBRAKIE. Scottish, Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807), and published in his First Collection, 2nd edition, 1801. The second section appears quite similar, but not identical to, William Marshall's "Marquis of Huntly's Strathspey (1) (The)" published in 1781.
Margaret Graeme, born in 1756, was the second daughter of Patrick Graeme and his wife Margaret Oliphant, a Jacobite family. She remained unmarried, and resided with her parents as long as they lived. Gow composed other tunes for the family: see “Major Graham of Inchbrakie.”
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 131 (appears as "Margaret Graham of Inchbrakie"). Gow (The First Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 15. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 134. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 192.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index