Mrs. Mackinzie of Cromarty's Strathspey

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MRS. MACKINZIE OF CROMARTY'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1797, p. 4), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

See also another tune for the family in Gow & Shepherd's volume, "Miss Mackenzie of Cromartie's Strathspey."

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