Mrs. Carmichael of Skirling’s Strathspey

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MRS. CARMICHAEL OF SKIRLINGS. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807) in honor of the wife of the Honorable William Carmichael of Skirling, an advocate. She was known as Mrs. Carmichael of Saltcoats. She died in 1776.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 174. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 34.

Recorded sources:




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