Miss Dunbar of Northfield's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Miss Dunbar of Northfield's Hornpipe N:”Now Mrs. McIntosh of Raigmore" C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Triple Hornpipe Q:"Allegretto" B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A c2 {d}T(cB) (A2c2) (E2c2)|B2 {c}T{c}(BA) G2 ed (d2c2)|c2 {d}T(cB) (A2.c2) (E2c2)|B2 ed ~c2 dB B4:| |:e2 {f}(ed) ~c2 ag (f2.e2)|{c}d2 dc B2 ba (g2.f2)|e2 {f}ed ~c2 ag (f2.e2)|{c}d2 {e}(dc) B2 bg {g}a4:| |:.c2 ~c2 (A2c2e2.d2)|.B2 ~B2E2 ed (d2.c2)|.c2~c2 (A2c2e2.d2)|.B2~B2 (e2g2){g}a4:| |:{^d}e2 {d}e2 ~c2 .a.g (fe).=d.c|{c}d2{c}d2 (cB).d.c (ed).c.B|(AG)(BA) (cB)(dc) (ed)(fd)|{^d}e2{d}e2 ~(G2B2) A4:|]

MISS DUNBAR OF NORTHFIELD'S HORNPIPE. Scottish, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Miss Dunbar of Northfield's Hornpipe" was composed by William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, postman, song collector and fiddler-composer of Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. He appended the note "Now Mrs. McIntosh of Raigmore." "Miss Dunbar" was Margaret Dunbar, daughter ofSir Archibald Dunbar, 6th Bt of Northfield and Helen Cumming-Gordon (for whom he also composed pieces). She married Lachlan Mackintosh (d. 1845), whose family seat of Raigmore was a 19th century mansion house in Inverness. Macintosh returned from Calcutta in 1808 and became a prominent member of Inverness society. He fund-raised extensively for the Royal Academy and Northern Infirmary. The couple's son was Aeneas William Mackintosh, an MP for Inverness Burgh between 1868 and 1874.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes,Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 6.

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