Mrs. Cumming Bruce's Strathspey
X:1 T:Mrs. Cumming Bruce's Strathspey C:Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 4) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb (FE)|D3FF2G2 B4 (B2c2)|d3B edcB d3cc2d2|D3FF2G2 B4 B2g2|f3d edcB F2B2B2:| g2|fd3b3f g3fb3f|g3b gfed d3cc2g2|fd3b3f g3fb3f|G3B GFED FB3B2g2| fd3b3f g3fb3f|g3b gfed ~d3cc2d2|B,3DF3B G3BF3g|f3d edcB F2B2B2||
MRS. CUMMING BRUCE'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mrs. Cumming Bruce's Strathspey" was composed by Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield, Elgin. Major Cumming Bruce (1790-1875) of Dunphail and Kinnaird (AKA Charles Lennox Cumming-Bruce of Roseisle and Kinnaird) was a conservative politician and M.P. for the Inverness Burghs in the 1830's. Married in 1820, his spouse was Mary Elizabeth Bruce (d. 1874), the only daughter of Scottish traveler and travel writer James Bruce and Mary Dundas.
See also Dunbar's "Miss Cumming Bruce."