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 Theme code Index    1555 1563
 Also known as    Maids of Isla (The), Maid of Islay, Maids of Islay
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland, Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI, Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Nathaniel Gow
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    pp. 20-21
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1800
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Maid of Islay, The M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey Q:”Slow” B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1802 or 1822, p. 12) B: N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F3Fc2A2 c2d2c2A2|F3Fc2A2 {A}d2cB A4|F3Fc2A2 c2d2c2A2|d3ef3d (dcBA) {A}G4:| f3gf3d c2d2c2A2|f3gf3c d2c2 A4|f3gf3d c2d2c2A2|d3ef3d d(cBA) {A}G4| f3g a(gfd) c3d d(cBA)|f2a2 g(fed) c2 fc A2c2|f3a d3f c2d2f3g|a(gfe) g(fec) d(cBA) {A}G4||

X:1 T:Maid of Isla T:Milk Maids of Balentrue, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:The Buttery Manuscript (c. 1784-1820, No. 925) N:John Buttery (1784-1854) joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, N:Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in N:1814. His large ms. contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs. N:EASMES identifies this as the Fife MS. and suggests a date of 1780, see N: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D/D/D AF ABAF|D/D/D AF BA F2|D/D/D AF ABAF|BcdB AF E2:| d>edB ABAF|dedB AB F2|d>edB ABAF|BcdB AF E2| dedB ABAF|dedB edef|dfBd ABde|fedB AF E2||

X:1 T:Maid of Isla, The M:C L:1/8 Q:"Slow" B:J. Anderson - Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances B: for the German Flute or Violin (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B|.G.G d>B d>edB|.G.G d>B (e>d) B2|.G.G d>B d>edB|e>f (a/g/)(f/e/) dBA:|| d|(g>a)(ge) (d>e)(dB)|(g>a)(ge) (de)(Bd)|g>age d>e (e/d/)(c/B/)|e>fg>e .d.B A2| g>a (a/g/).f/.e/ d>e (e/d/).c/.B/|g>a (g/f/).f/.e/ .d.b.B.d|g>be>g d>eg>a|(b/a/).g/.f/ (a/g/).f/.e/ (e/d/).c/.B/ A||

X:1 T:Maid of Islay, The M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 5 (1844-45, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F FF3c3A 3dcA3|FF3c3A d3c A4|FF3c3A c3dcA3|d3ef3d cA3G2:| c2|~f3gfd3 ~c3dc2A2|~f3gfd3 cd3A3c|~f3gfd3 ~c3dc2A2|d3ef3d cA3G3c| ~f3gf3d ~c3dcA3|~f3gf3d ca3A3c|fa3d3f c3df3g|agfe f3dcA3 G4||

X:2 T:Maid Of Isla. WI.085 M:C| L:1/8 Q:1/2=60 C:"Strathspey" Q:"Slow Time" S:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription R:.Strathspey O:England A:Lake District Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:F F>F c>A c>dc>A|F>F c>A d>c A2|F>F c>A c>dc>A|d>ef>d c>A A2:|! |:f>gf>d c>dc>A|f>gf>d c>dG>c|f>gf>d c>dc>A|"etc..."d>ef>d d>cB>A:|

X:3 T:Maid of Islay M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F F<F c>A c<d c<A|F<F ~c>A d>c A2|F<F c>A c>d c<A|d>e~f>d c<A G2:| c|~f>g f<d c>dc>A|~f>g f<d c>dA>c|~f>g f<d ~c>dc>A|d>ef>d c<A G>c| ~f>gf>d ~c>d c<A|~f>gf>d c<a A>c|f<a d>f c>df>g|a/g/f/e/ ~f>dc>d A>f||

X:4 T:Maids of Isla, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 2 (1881-1885, p. 126) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A c|A<A (e>c) (e>f) e>c|A<A (e>c) f>e c2|A<A (e>c) (e>f) e>c| f>g (a>f) e<c [GB]:||e|a>b(af) e>f(ec)|a>b (a>f) (e<f) [A2c2]| (a>b)(af) e>f(ec)|f>g(af) e<c B>e|a>b(af) e>f(ec)| a>b(af) (e<f) [A2c2]|(a>b) (f>a) (e>f) (c>e)|f>g(af) e<c [GB]!D.C.!||

X:5 T:The Maid of Isla R:strahspey D:Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music, The Beaton Family of Mabou O:19th century Scotland N:setting comes from Donald Angus Beaton B:Lowes (1840s) Z:Paul Stewart Cranford (P.S.C.), <> L:1/8 M:C Q:300 K:A A<Ae<c e>fe<c|A/A/A e>c f>e c2|A<Ae<c e>fe<c|[1f<ga>f e>cB<a:|[2f>ga<f e>c B2|| ||A<ba<f e>fe>c|a<ba>f e<f c2|a<ba<f e>fe>c|f>ga<f e>c B2| A<ba<f e>fe>c|a<ba>f e<f c2|a<bf<a e<fc>e|f<ga>f e>cB<a|]