Countess of Breadalbane

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 Theme code Index    113L1L 4L6L4L2
 Also known as    Countess of Breadalbane's Favorite Strathspey
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Malcom MacDonald
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels (A)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 1
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1797
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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COUNTESS OF BREADALBANE. AKA - "Countess of Breadalbane's Favorite Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in Malcolm McDonald's 1797 Fourth Collection, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane (his second collection had previously received the patronage of Earl of Breadalbane). The countess was Mary Turner Gavin, daughter of David Gavin and Lady Elizabeth Maitland, who married Lt.-Gen. Sir John Campbell, 1st Marquess of Breadalbane, in 1793. Upon his death in 1834 she became one of the richest widows in Scotland.

Printed source: Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 30. MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; p. 1. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 294.

T:Countess of Breadalbane
B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection  (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
F|~B>cBF D/E/F/D/ B,>D|E>F G/F/E/D/ E>Cc>G|~B<F G>B F>BE>g|f>B e/d/c/B/ F<B ~B:||
g|f2 e/d/c/B/ f>Bb>B|e>f e/d/c/B/ A<c c>g|f2 e/d/c/B/ f>Bb>B|f<B e/d/c/B/ F<B ~B>g|
f2 e/d/c/B/ f<B b>d | e>f e/d/c/B/ A<c c>d|~B>cB>F D/E/F/D/ B,>g | f>B e/d/c/B/ F<B~B ||
T:Countess of Breadalbane's Favorite Strathspey
S:MacDonald - 4th Collection of Strathspey Reels (1797) 
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
F | B>cBF D/E/F/D/ B,>D | E>F G/F/E/D/ ECcG | BFGB FBEg | f>b e/d/c/B/ FB B :| 
g | f2 e/d/c/B/ fdbd | e>f e/d/c/B/ Accg | f2 e/d/c/B/ fdbd | f>B e/d/c/B/ FBBg | 
f2 e/d/c/B/ fBbd | e>f e/d/c/B/ Acc>d | B>cBF D/E/F/D/ B,>g | f>B e/d/c/B/ FBB ||