Annotation:Miss Dunbar of Northfield's Favorite

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X:1 T:Miss Dunbar of Northfield's Favorite C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:”Now Mrs. McIntosh of Baigmore.” N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 12) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb F|TB2 dc ~B2 df|{a}(gf)df e(cc)d|~B2 (.d.c) Bdce|dBcA B(B,B,):| F|(D/E/F) (.B,.B) FD dB|cedf e(cc)d|~B2 (.d.c) Bdce|dBcA B(B,B,)F| (D/E/F) (.B,.B) FD dB|cedf ecce|dfBd egec|dBcA B3|| |:F|B3~c dBfd|ecge f3g|f(dd)f e(cc)e|dBcA [D3B3]:| D|D/D/D (.D.B) GBFB|DBFD C3E|D/D/D (.D.B) GBFB|(ce).d.c ~B3F| D/D/D (.D.B) GBFB|DB dB ~c3e|dfBd egec|dBcA [D3B3]||

MISS DUNBAR OF NORTHFIELD'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCD. Sir Archibald Dunbar, 6th Baronet (1772–1847), was laird of Northfield at the time fiddler-composer William Christie published his collection in 1820 (see Christie's "Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield's Strathspey"). "Miss Dunbar of Northfield's" was composed probably for one of his numerous daughters: Helen, Margaret, Georgina, Louisa, Emilia, Jane or Margaret Alicia. See note for "annotation:Miss Dunbar of Northfield's Hornpipe" for more on Margaret.

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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 12.

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