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MISS SITWELL. AKA - "Miss Sitwell's Strathspey." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. B Flat Major (Gow): D Major (Aird). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Aird, Athole, Gow): AAB (Skye). Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), perhaps for a sister or relation of Francis Sitwell, for whom Gow also composed a strathspey (see “Master F. Sitwell”).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1801; No. 200, p. 74. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 155. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; pp. 22-23. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 128. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 288.

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