Mrs. Greig's Strathspey

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MRS. GREIG'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Cape Breton; Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Middleton): AA'BB'. A “Mrs. Greig’s Strathspey” is printed with “Mrs. Greig’s Reel” and credited (but not claimed) by this association to fiddler Peter Milne (1824–1908), a mentor and sometime playing partner of J. Scott Skinner, in Charles Middleton’s collection [Milne, 1882].

Source for notated version: John Campbell (Cape Breton) [Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources: Cranford (Jerry Holland’s), 1995; No. 152, p. 44. Milne (Middleton's Selection of Strathspeys, Reels, &c. for the Violin), c. 1882; p. 32. Reiner & Anick (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; p. 54.

Recorded sources: Rounder 7003, John Campbell "Cape Breton Violin Music” (1975). Jerry Holland – “Crystal Clear” (2000).




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