Sir Archibald Dunbar Bart. of Northfield's Strathspey
X:1 T:Sir Archibald Dunbar Bart. of Northfield's Strathspey C:”By a Lady” M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with B:a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 9) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C F2|EC3E2G2 c3BA3G|EC3E2c2 ed3d2e2|EC3E2G2 c3BA2G2|Ac3B2d2 ec3c2:| (ef)|eg3ce3 G3c GE3|G3Gc2d2 ed3d2 (ef)|eg3ce3 G3cGE3|G3Ac2d2 ec3c2 (ef)| eg3ce3 G3cG2E2|G3Gc2d2 ed3d2g2|(3e2g2e2 (3d2e2d2 (3c2d2c2 (3A2c2A2|(3G2Ac2 (3d2e2g2 ec3c2||
SIR ARCHIBALD DUNBAR BART. OF NORTHFIELD'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "SIr Archibald Dunbar Bart. of Northfield's Strathspey" is one of a few melodies attributed to "a Lady" in Elgin composer, fiddler and music teacher James Taylor in his first collection of music (c. 1835). Many of the tunes contained in it were either composed by Archibald or were named for his associates, family and holdings, and the volume itself was dedicated by Taylor to Lady Dunbar of Northfield. It seems likely that the unnamed "Lady" composer was either Lady Dunbar or one of the couples daughters (who were perhaps pupils of Taylor's).