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HIGHWAY TO CRAIGIE HOUSE. Scottish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing in Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1782 second collection (p. 31), published in Glasgow by James Aird. Craigie House, Ayr, was built around 1730 near the River Ayr as a replacement residence for Sir Thomas Wallace of Newton Castle, named Craigie House after Wallace's ancestral seat of Craigie Castle. It was bought by William Campbell in 1782, the year Riddell published his second collection.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Riddell (A Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c.), 1782; p. 31.