Miss Whiteford's Reel (1)
Back to Miss Whiteford's Reel (1)
MISS WHITEFORD'S REEL . Scottish, Reel or Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Cranford/Holland, Gow, Kerr, Stewart-Robertson). John Glen (1891) finds three tunes by this name in old collections. The earliest appearance of the first tune in print is in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (p. 69), the second tune in John Riddell's 1782 second collection (p. 57, see "Miss Whiteford's Reel (2)"), and the third in Robert Ross's 1780 collection (p. 15).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 430. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 56, p. 23. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 31 (appears as “Miss Whitefoords Reel”). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 180, p. 21. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 283. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 55.