Miss Stewart of Garth (2)
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MISS STEWART OF GARTH . Scottish, Reel. D Dorian (Welling): D Minor (Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cranford): AAB (Welling): AABB' (Kerr). The tune is a variant of "Miss Stewart of Garth's Strathspey (2)," composed by "The Dunkeld Paganini," Duncan McKercher. It is also a minor key variant of "Miss Stewart of Garth (1)." The melody has currency among Cape Breton fiddlers.
Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].
Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 139, p. 56. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 168, p. 20. Welling (Hartford Tunebook), 1976; p. 23.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index