Miss L. Johnston’s Compliments to Niel Gow

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Miss L. Johnston’s Compliments to Niel Gow

My project for this week was to make a set of music written by female composers in the 18/19th century. As you can imagine society and fiddle playing was quite male dominated and there is not too much music written by lady composers around. I did manage to find out about Lucy Johnston of Hilton who was included in Niel Gow’s and the Scottish Musical Museum collections. Also Miss Magdelina Stirling has a collection c1812. The strathspey Lady Lucy Ramsay in the set was written by ‘A Female Amateur’!

Miss L. Johnston’s Complements to Niel Gow (Lucy Johnston of Hilton), Lady Lucy Ramsay (A Female Amateur), Lord Torphican’s Strathspey, Perthshire Hunt (both Miss Magdelina Stirling)

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  1. Dr Karen McAulay - September 29, 2016 7:04 pm

    I’ve been looking at SONGS composed by ladies in 18th and early 19th centuries … not quite as hard to find as fiddle tunes!

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