House of Candacraig (The)

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HOUSE OF CANDACRAIG, THE. Scottish, Air. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). A Scottish fiddler and composer, Marshall is most famous for his many fine strathspeys. Marshall worked for much of his life for the Duke of Gordon as the Steward of his Household, and it is fortunate that the Duke was an enthusiastic supporter and patron of Marshall's music. Candacraig House is located in the heart of Strathdon. It was the home of Catherine Gordon, an illegitimate child of the Duke of Gordon who was raised by the Duke at Gordon castle. Catherine married Captain John Anderson of Candacraig.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 18.

Recorded sources:




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