Annotation:John Cumine Esqr. of Auchry’s Strathspey

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X:1 T:John Cumine Esqr. of Auchry’s Strathspey C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 12) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb c2|Bb3 fg3 (3d2f2d2 {d}c3B|GB3FB3 E3e {e}Td3c|Bb3 fg3 (3d2f2d2 {d}c3B|GB3 Fe3 df3 ~B2:| e2|~d3ef3d Bb3 {g}Tf3e|~d3ef2d2 e2(F2c2.e2)|~d3ef3d Bb3 {g}Tf3e|df3 cf3 df3 ~B3e| ~d3ef3e Bb3 {g}Tf3e|d3ef3d (ed).c.B (BA).G.F|Ee3 Dd3 Cc3 B,B3|GB3 Fe3 df3 B2||

JOHN CUMINE ESQR. OF AUCHRY'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by biography:William Christie (c. 1778-1849) of Cuminestown, Monquhitter, in Aberdeenshire, "who was a postman, dancing master, and a collector who saved many melodies" (Alburger). See note for "annotation:Auchry" for more.

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Printed sources : - Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 103, p. 168.

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