Miss Macleod of Dalvey's Favoritie

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X:1 T:Miss Macleod of Dalvey's Favorite C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. N:Miss MacLeod was the daughter of Captain Alexander MacLeod (1756-1821) N:of Dalvey, near Forres in Morayshire, who made his fortune serving in the N:Indian Army. M:C L:1/16 R:Country Dance Tune Q:"Andante" B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (B3c)|d4 ~(G3A) B4 (c2A2)|(BG3) T(B3c) {Bc}d4 (e3d)|(dc3) (cB3) (BA3) (AG3)|{GA}(B3c) (dcBc) {B}A4 ~(B3c)| d4 ~(G3A) B4 (c2A2)|(BG3) (B3c) {ed^c}(e3d)|(d2B2) (e2c2) {B}A4 {F}d3c|(BG3) T(G3G) G4:| |:(B3c)|~d4 (g3a/2g/4) (f2e2)(d2c2)|B4 Tc4 {Bc}d4 z2c2|(B2G2) (D2G2) (B2G2) (d2c2)|(B3c) (dcBc) {B}A4 (B3c)| ~d4 (g3a/2g/4) (f2e2)(d2c2)|{cBA}B4 (e3d) !fermata!d4 z2c2|(B2d2) (e2c2) {B}A4 {F}d3c|(BG3) T(A3G) G4:|]



MISS MACLEOD OF DALVEY'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Miss MacLeod of Dalvey's Favorite" was composed by William Christie (1778-1849). a dancing master, postman, song collector and fiddler-composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. Miss MacLeod was a daughter of Captain Alexander MacLeod (1756-1821) of Dalvey, near Forres in Morayshire, who made his fortune serving in the Indian Army. He married a distant relative, Marion MacLeod of Berneray, around the year 1796, shortly after which he acquired the Dalvey estate. The couple had eleven children.

See also "Miss MacLeod of Delvey's Reel" and "Miss MacLeod of Delvey's Strathspey" composed by R. MacDonald but appear in James Taylor's c. 1835 collection. See note for "Miss MacLeod of Delvey's Reel" for more information.


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Printed sources : - Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 18.






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