Lady Charlotte Campbell’s New strathspey

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Lady Charlotte Campbell's New has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Lady Charlotte Campbell's New
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
F/E/|:D<F F>B E<G Gc/B/|A<c f>e d<b B>f|D<F F>B E<G Gc/B/|1 A/B/c F>E D<B BF/E/:|2 A/B/c F>E D<B B>a||
b>B fa gB Ff|e>c e/d/c/B/ A<c c>a|b>B a>A g>G f>F|A/B/c F>E D<B B>a|
b>B fa gB Ff|e>c e/d/c/B/ A<c cB/A/|G>B F>B E>B D>B|E/F/G F>E D<B, B,||
2
X: 2
T: Lady Charlotte Campbell's New
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
|:F/|D<F F>D E<G G>B|(3ABc f>e d>b B<b|D<F F>D E<G G>B|(3ABc (3Ffe d<B B3/2:|
a/|b>B A<a g>G F>f|ec e/d/c/B/ A<c (3cga|b>B a>B g>B f>B|(3ABc (3Ffe d<B B>a|
b>B A<a g>G F>f|ec e/d/c/B/ A<c (3cBA|G>B F>B E>B D>F|(3EFG F>E D<B, B,3/2||

Three comments

Re: Lady Charlotte Campbell’s New

Notes are mostly correct … ending notes in A part should have the E flat and D an octave higher, and 1st bar of B part is all octaves (third note is A, next note is G, same in repeat of that bar. Info from Mackintosh’s book 🙂

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Lady Charlotte Campbell’s New, X:2

This is a Cape Breton setting (it was in Winston Fitzgerald’s repertoire) based on the playing of Howie MacDonald. He takes it faster than most Scottish recordings/performances which also have some variation in phrasing.

Lady Charlotte Susan Marie Campbell, born in London in 1775, was the youngest child of the 5th Duke of Argyll and his wife Elizabeth, widow of the 6th Duke of Hamilton. In her youth Charlotte was renowned for her charm and beauty. She married in 1996 (and had nine children by her first husband), suggesting that Red Rob composed this tune before that date. The tune appeared in his 4th collection, published in London in 1804. Lady Charlotte Bury, as she became, died in 1861.

There is also a Nathaniel Gow strathspey in G called Lady Charlotte Campbell.