The Countess of Dalhousie's Strathspey
by Gow, Nathaniel & Mrs. Robertson of Lady-Kirk
Full title: The Countess of Dalhousie's Strath[spe]y Composed by Nath: Gow. and the Ridicule, a Reel (as a Medley) composed by Mrs. Robertson of Lady-Kirk. To which are added Three Favourite Tunes.
Publisher: Edinburgh: Gow & Shepherd
Printer: Printed and sold by Gow and Shepherd, 16 Princes Street, Edinburgh.
Evidently an arrangement by Nathaniel Gow with simple bassline and with rubric 'May be played slowly when not danced'. The third item is also by Nathaniel Gow:' Lady Charlotte Durham', which appeared in Gow & Sons' A fifth collection of strathspey reels of 1809.
Biographical info: Niel Gow (1727-1807), father of the famous Gow family, lived in Inver near Dunkeld. (Glen 2, viii-xiv; Grove; Alburger; Murdoch, 41-48) Gow's fourth son Nathaniel (1763-1831), violinist and Edinburgh publisher, was perhaps the most famous of the siblings; but his brothers William, John and Andrew also traded in music (John and Andrew in London). Nathaniel's son, Niel Junr., lived 1795-1823.
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