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X:1 T:Dundarg C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A B|:A/A/A T(c>d) {cd}e2 (.c.A)|E(AA)B cAec|A/A/A T(c>d) {cd}e2 (.c.A)|=GdBG DGBG:| A<aTc>d {cd}e2 (.a.e)|c<a Tc>d ecaf|e<a Tc>d {cd}e2 (.a.e)|(d<=g) ~G>A (Bd).c.B| A<aTc>d {cd}e2 (.a.e)|c<aTc>d ecaf|eace dfBd|ceA=c Bd=GB||



DUNDARG. Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Dundarg" was composed by William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, fiddler-composer and postmaster from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Dundarg is a ruined castle on the coast of Aberdeenshire, built on the ramparts of an earlier Iron Age promontory fort. The castle was built in the thirteenth century by the Comyn family, then the most powerful in Scotland, but it was dismantled in 1308, probably by Robert the Bruce, the eventual victor in the struggles with the Comyns. Parts of the castle were rebuilt in subsequent centuries, but it was finally abandoned in the mid-17th century.


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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 8.






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