Miss Drummond’s Favorite
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MISS DRUMMOND'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Robert Petrie (1767-1830), born in Kirkmichael, Perthshire. Neil (1991) relates that the Drummonds were a famous Perth family, though originally the clan was from a Stirlingshire place called Drymen (from which the name Drummond is thought to have derived). In 1360 a clan feud with the Monteiths displaced them and they moved into Perthshire where they acquired considerable land and possessions over the years. Fervert Jacobites, a regiment was raised by Lord John and fought at Culloden in 1745, where another Drummond lord died on the field.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 105, p. 141. Petrie (Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1805; p. 12.