Mr. James Jenkin’s Favorite

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MR. JAMES JENKINS' FAVORITE. AKA - "James Jenkin's Favorite." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. One of the one hundred and thirty published compositions by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). It ranks among the twenty or so best, according to Mr. Troup of Ballater. Nathaniel also composed a tune called “Nathaniel Gow’s Compliments to Mr. W.K. Jenkins,” also appearing in the Fifth Collection—were the Jenkins men related? See also John Pringle's "Mr. James Jenkin's Strathspey."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 77. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; pp. 24-25.

Recorded sources:




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