T: Miss Charters
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There are 2 recordings of this tune.
Miss Charters has been added to 1 tunebook.
Composed by Daniel Dow.
Nathaniel Gow published it under the title "The Honble Miss Charters’s Reel" in The Beauties of Gow (1819) with the composer as "John Riddle of Air" - or John Riddell of Ayr (1718-95). Riddell’s own collection was (probably) published mid-18th century. Mary Anne Alburger suggests that Riddell may have been encouraged to publish his collection because Bremner published at least one of his tunes without attribution. However, "Miss Charters" is not in that volume. Is it on the Donald MacLellan album that it’s attributed to Daniel Dow?
Riddell’s collection is interesting for this site because some of his compositions are still played in Ireland today. For example, "Sir Adam Ferguson’s Reel" - known in Ireland as "The Lads of Laois", and "Miss Katty Gordon of Earlston’s Reel" - or "Kitty Gordon", "Mrs McGhies", "Dumfries House" - or "The Maho Snaps".
Daniel Dow was a Scottish fiddler, composer, teacher and concert organiser. He was born in Kirkmichael, Perthshire 1732 and died in 1783.
And is it on the Donald MacLellan album that this tune is attributed to Daniel Dow?