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MRS. MACINTYRE'S. AKA and see "Ann Stuart's Strathspey," "Lady Amelia Stewart’s Strathspey," “Miss Ann Amelia Murray," "Miss Stuart's.” Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody was composed by expatriate Scots dancing master Duncan MacIntyre of London, who spent some years in India (probably as a Master of Ceremonies to the Governor General's Court), and who died about 1806. See Miss Ann Amelia Murray.” Mrs. MacIntyre, presumably Duncan's wife, wrote at least one tune that we know of, "Mr. J. Rose."

MacIntyre's tune acquired several titles in the years after it's composition, beginning with "Lady Amelia Stewart’s Strathspey" in Thomas Preston's Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1804. It was entered as "Ann Stuart's Strathspey" in the 1840 music manuscript collection of Cumbrian musician John Rook, and was published as "Miss Stuart's" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) and "Miss Ann Amelia Murray" in James Stewart-Robertson's Athole Collection (1887).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacIntyre (Collection of Slow Airs, Reels and Strathspeys), 1794; p. 27.

Recorded sources:




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