Mr. John Shaw Stewart’s (1)

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X:1 T:Mr. John Shaw Steward’s Strathspey T:Mr. John Shaw Stewart's [1] M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Bland & Weller – 24 Favorite Country Dances, Hornpipes & Reels (1803, No. 18, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion B:Gmin G2|D2G G3c {Bc}d4 Tc3B|A2F2c2F2 d2F2c2F2|D2G2G3c d3efd|dA3 f2A2G4G2:| A2|G2g2g3a {ga}b4 a2g2|f2c2a2c2 f2c2a2f2|d2g2g3a {ga}b4 a2g2|f2d2c2A2 G6A2| G2g2g2a2 {ga}b4 a2g2|f2c2f2g2 a3gf2a2|g2a2f2g2 d2f2c2f2|A2F2c2A2 {A}G4 G2||



MR. JOHN SHAW STEWART'S [1]. AKA - "Sir John Shaw Stewart's Strathspey." AKA and see "Miss Hay's Reel (2)," "Miss Jessy Stewart's Reel, "Mrs. Crawfurd of Donside," "Scotch Hunt (3)." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune has been attributed (under to the "Mr. John Shaw Stewart's" title) to Niel Gow, however it has also been claimed by Malcolm MacDonald (1788) as "Miss Jessy Stewart's Reel" and Robert Petrie as ""Miss Hay's Reel (2)." However, the earliest claim to the tune is by John Riddell of Ayr, who published his version called "Mrs. Crawfurd of Donside" in his Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets & c. for the Violin (1766, p. 25). For more information see "Sir John Shaw Stewart's Strathspey."

See also the numerous Irish versions of the reel, notes for which can be found under "Dublin Lasses (2)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - From "Neil Gow's collection" (MacDonald).

Printed sources : - Bland & Weller (24 Favorite Country Dances, Hornpipes & Reels), 1803; No. 18. Gow (Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1784; No. 6. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 193.






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