Mrs. Ferguson of Reath’s Strathspey (2)

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X:1 T:Mrs. Ferguson of Reath’s Strathspey [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Gow – 2nd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., p. 26 (orig. 1788) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin G/F/|DG TGF/G/ AG TG>A|Ff Tf=e/d/ c/B/A/G/ F/G/A/F/|dG TGF/G/ AGGf/g/|a/g/f/=e/ f/d/c/A/ {A}G2G:| |:A|Gg Tgf/g/ f/g/a/g/ Tg>a|Tf>g f/g/a/g/ a/g/f/d/ cf|dg Tgf/g/ f/g/a/g/ Tf>g|a/g/f/d/ f/d/c/A/ {A}G2 GA| Gg Tgf/g/ f/g/a/g/ Tg>a|Tf>g f/g/a/g/ a/g/f/d/ Tc>f|Td/c/d/f/ Tg>a f/c/d/f/ Tg>a|fc/f/ d/c/B/A/ {A}G2G||

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.

Additional notes

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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