Braes of Little Mill (The)

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X:1 T:Braes of Little Mill, The N:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:”Old” B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 31) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B|SG2 T(d>B) dBAB|G2 T(d>B) degd|egdg aA-Aa|gdTed Bdd:| e|.g(ag).e gddg|abTag Te2 (.d.e)|.g(ag).e g(dd)g|Te>dgd Bd-de| Ta>gab Te2 (.d.e)|gbeg degb|edgd B(dd)gS||

BRAES OF LITTLE MILL, THE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Braes of Little Mill" was included in the 1820 collection ofWilliam Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, fiddler-composer and postmaster from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. Christie indicated the reel was "Old." Little Mill is a place-name in Aberdeenshire, and although there are several such names, Christie's tune may refer to Old Mill, south of Newmill, near Keith, Aberdeenshire, situated along the River Isla some twenty miles east of Christie's home in Cuminestown.

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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 31.

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