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X:1 T:Miss Ross [2] L:1/16 M:C R:Strathspey B:The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb G2|~F4 F3G F3GB3d|c3Bd3B c3B GB3|~F4 F2G2 F3G Bg3|fB3 e3d c4B2:| e2|df3 f3g f2ga b3d|c3Bd3B c3BG3e|df3 f3g f2ga b3d|c3Be3d c4 B3e| df3 f3g f2ga b3d|c3Bd3B c3B GB3|F3BD3B F3G Bg3|fB3e3d c4B2||

MISS ROSS [2]. AKA and see "Burn o' Cairnie." Scottish, Slow Strathspey (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Athole, Gow): AABB' (Kerr). The strathspey has been credited to Inver, Perthshire, fiddle-composer wikipedia:Niel_Gow (1727-1807). However, as Fr. John Quinn finds, the tune is substantially that of the reel "Burn o' Cairnie/Craigie," printed by Robert Bremner more than forty years prior to the Gows' Fourth Collection of 1800. The first strains correspond closely, while the second strains are similar in structure, melodic contour and harmonic progression but have some melodic differences. It seems likely Gow was "substantially informed" by the earlier "Burn o' Crairnie", at best. See also Robert Ross's similar "Miss Jenny Wedderburn."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 154. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 22. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 204, p. 23. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 289.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

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