Mrs. Ferguson of Reath’s Strathspey (2)

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MRS. FERGUSON OF RAITH/REATH [2]. Scottish, Slow March (4/4 time) or Strathspey. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow): AABB’ (Cranford/Holland). Originally published as “Mrs. Ferguson of Reath” in Niel Gow’s 2nd Repository (1788). The march has currency among Cape Breton fiddlers.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland's Collection of Fiddle Tunes), 1995; No. 190, p. 54. Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; p. 26 (3rd ed.).

Recorded sources: Boot Records, Jerry Holland – “Master Cape Breton Fiddler” (1982). WMT002, Wendy MacIsaac – “That’s What You Get” (1998?).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]




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