X:1 T:Captain Gillans M:C L:1/8 R:Slow Strathspey S:MacDonald - Skye Collection (1887) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E|:E<E E>F E>FA>B|(c<e)B<c A>B A<E|F>GF>E F>Ad>f|1 (g/e/)d/c/ (d/c/)B/A/ A<F F>A:|2 (f/e/)d/c/ (e/d/)c/B/ A2A2|| c<e e>f e>fa>e|(f/g/a/f/) e>c A>B A<E|F<f f>g a>gf>e|f/e/f/g/ a/g/f/e/ f2 f>e| f<ae<a d<eB<c|A<cB<c A>B A<E | F<f f>g a>gf>e|1 (d/c/B/A/) (B/d/c/B/) A<F F>A:|2 (d/c/B/A/) (B/d/c/B/) A2A2||
CAPTAIN GILLAN(S). Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Hunter): AABB (Skye). Composed by William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, fiddler and composer in Cuminestown, Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, who published his collection in 1820. In 1811 Christie married Mary Guthrie, who bore him a son, William (1816 - 1885), who became Dean of Moray from 1860 to 1864, and Dean of Moray, Ross & Caithness from 1864 to 1885.