David Stewart Irvine Esqr.'s Reel
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DAVID STEWART IRVINE, ESQR.'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Janet, the eldest daughter of Robert Stewart of Garth, eloped with the son of one of her father’s tenants, Alexander Irvine (1773-1824), who was then minister of Fortingall, Perthshire. The couple moved from there to Little Dunkeld. David Stewart Irvine (1810-1839) was a younger son of Janet and Alexander and was a merchant, dealing mostly with the import of products from the Stewart of Garth family holdings in the West Indies about which he reported to his elder brother. He died in Glasgow of Typhoid at the age of 28.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Duncan McKercher (A Collection of Original Stathspeys and Reels), Edinburgh, c. 1830; p. 21.