Miss Montgomerie of Annick Lodge Strathspey

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X:1 T:Miss Montgomerie of Annick Lodge Strathspey M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Earl of Eglinton – New Strathspey Reels for the Piano Forte, Violin and B:Violoncello (1796, p. 2) N:Hugh Montgomerie (1739-1819) was the 12th Earl of Eglinton N:and a fiddler-composer. His collection was anonymously N:published in Edinburgh by Nathaniel Gow in 1796. K:F C2|F3c A3c Bd3 Tc3A|F3c dcBA B2G2 G3A|F3c AS3c Bd3 Tc3A|F3f agfe f3F F2:| f2|agfe f3c A2c2 F2c2|F3c dcBA B2G2 G3g|agfe f3c A2c2 F2c2|df3 Tc3B A2F2 F3f| agfe f3c A2d2 F2c2|F3c dcBA B2G2 G2c2|fa3 df3 cf3 A3f|df3 Tc3B A2F2 F2||



Annick Lodge, from Memorials of the Montgomeries (1859).

MISS MONTGOMERIE OF ANNICK LODGE STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). Composed by Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, and printed in his New Strathspey Reels for the Piano Forte, Violin and Violoncello (1796, p. 2), a volume published by the Gows in Edinburgh. The strathspey was composed for one of his nieces, the daughters of his brother, Alexander Montgomerie (d. 1802) of Annick Lodge, Ayrshire. They were Elizabeth (d. 1822), Hamilla (d. 1852), Charlotte, and Frances (d. 1858).

Annic Lodge is a delightful residence. It is situate on the south side of the Annick Water, and truly Arcadian in its character. It is shut in behind by a high wooded bank, and overlooks a plain of the richest verdure, stretching out as far as the eye can reach, and flanked on both sides with gently rising hills partially covered with wood. [1]


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  1. James Patterson, History of the County of Ayr, 1847, p. 453.