Mr. Farquhar Campbell's Strathspey

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X:1 T:Mr. Farquhar Campbell's Strathspey N:Perhaps for Farquhard Campbell (1810-1831), of Ardmore, Islay M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 31) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104487947 N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Adorian e|c>AB>^G A/A/A e2|dBGB (d/c/B/A/) GB|c>AB>^G A/A/A e2|(d/c/B/A/) ^GB A/A/A A:| |:e|efge afge|dBGB d/c/B/A/ GB|efge afge|d/c/B/A/ ^GB A/A/A A:|]



MR. FARQUHAR CAMPBELL'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Mr. Farquhar Campbell's Strathspey" was first printed in Islay fiddler-composer Alexander Mackay'sA Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes (c. 1822), without a composer attribution. The title perhaps references Farquhard Campbell (1810-1831), son of Archibald and Helen Campbell of the farming estate of Ardmore, on the west coast of the Hebridean island of Islay. See note for "Mr. F. Campbell Ardmore's Reel" for more.


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Printed sources : - Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes), Glasgow, c. 1822; p. 31.






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