Miss Maule’s Strathspey

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MISS MAULE('S STRATHSPEY). AKA and see "Captain Campbell of Sunderland's Reel." Scottish (originally), Canadian; Strathspey. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. An 18th century composition by Robert ‘Red Rob’ Mackintosh. The strathspey appears in Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie's Second Collection (1795), a volume dedicated to his employer, Mrs. Garden of Troup. The melody is among the more popular of Robert Mackintosh’s compositions on Cape Breton Island. See note for “Mr. Maule’s Frolick” for more on the Maule family.

A version of Mackintosh's strathspey appears under the title "Captain Campbell of Sunderland's Reel" printed in Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes (Glasgow, c. 1822). While many of the tunes in the collection were credited to Islay composers, including Mackay, this tune was unattributed. However it bears the name of a landowner of the island, of the farming estate of Sunderland on the western side of the island.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Francis MacDonald (b. 1940, Morell Rear, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman]; Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources : - Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 68, p. 31. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 145. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 181. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 194. Petrie (Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1795; p. 3.

Recorded sources : - Breton Books and Records BOC 1HO, Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald - “Classic Cuts” (reissue of Celtic Records CX 17). RC2000, George Wilson – “The Royal Circus” (2000). Rounder Records , John L. MacDonald – “Formerly of Foot Cape Road: Scottish Fiddle Music in the Classic Inverness County Style” (2005).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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