Braes of Rhynie (The)
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BRAES OF RHYNIE, THE. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer Alexander Walker, born 1810, Rhynie, Strathbogie, in honor of his place of birth. Rhynie was once a market center, also known as Muir of Rhynie. There are Pictish symbol stones that stand in the old kirkyard and village square. Once employed (as a gardener) and patronized by Sir Charles Forbes of Castle Newe, Walker emigrated to the United States at age 51 to join his brother in Vermont, and later in Williamstown, Mass., where he "was still going strong in 1898 as a farmer and land surveyor". He published 200 of his melodies before he left Scotland, and a further 180 in America (of which the latter appear lost).