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X:1 T:Garthland House [1] M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey S:MacDonald – Skye Collection (1887) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb DE | F3G FD3 B,2DE F2D2 | F3G FD3 GFED C2DE | F3G FD3 F3G B3c|d2B2 edcB F2B2B2 :| g2 | f2B2 edcB F3BD3B | f2B2 edcB g2c2c2g2 | f2B2 edcB FB3DB3 (ABc2) F2e2 d2B2B2g2 | f2B2 edcB F2B2D2B2 | f2B2 edcB g3cce3 | df3eg3 df3 c3d | F3GB3c d2B2B2 ||

GARTHLAND HOUSE [1]. AKA – "Prince of Wales Strathspey (1)." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by fiddler and composer biography:Robert Mackintosh who had red hair and a fiery temper; thus his nickname, "Red Rob". He lived in Edinburgh around 1773 to 1785 and 1788 to 1803. Garthland House, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, was built in 1796 David King for wealthy land-owner James Adam. It was originally called Garpel House, then Barr House, before becoming Garthland House. Garthland was embowered by beautiful gardens embellished by manicured lawns, gravel paths, sprawling rhododendrons, towering conifers and fragrant flowers and herbs. The residence was acquired by the Macdowall family who came initially from Garthland in Wigtownshire and were descended from the Lords of Galloway. It was sold to William Macdowall in 1820, but in modern times it fell into disrepair, and after a fire it was demolished.

Additional notes

Printed sources : -

  • Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances), 1790; p. 19.
  • Robert Mackintosh (Sixty Eight New Reels Strathspeys and Quicksteps), 1793, p. 18.
  • Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, vol. 2), 1881–1885; p. 134 (as "The Prince of Wales").
  • MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 193.
  • Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 103, p. 139 (as "The Prince of Wales").

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