Miss Mary Garden (Delgaty's) Reel

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X:1 T:Miss Mary Garden (Delgaty's) Reel C:R. Petrie S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c. Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/11/04 N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 15 L:1/8 M:C R:Reel K:Amix f|eAcA aAcA|Bgdg BGdB|eAcA aecA|dfed cAAf| eAcA aAcA|Bgdg BGdB|AAcA dBcA|afea cAA|| ^g|(Ta^ga)e ceaf|gfgd BGdB|(Ta^ga)e ceaf|gdBe cAA^g| (Ta^ga)e ceaf|gfgd BGdB|cAdB ecaf|gdBe cAA|]

MISS MARY GARDEN (DELGATY’S) REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. One of several tunes composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie (1767-1830) for the Garden family of Troup and Glenlyon and their relatives. His Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances (1796), in which this melody appears (p. 15), was dedicated to his patron and employer, Mrs. Garden of Troup[1], Banffshire. The Delgaty estate in Aberdeenshire had come into the hands of the Garden family in the 1760’s. Mary was the daughter of Peter Garden of Delgaty (1723-1785) and his spouse, Katherine Balneaves of Glenlyon, who was the great-granddaughter and heiress of Campbell of Glenlyon. Peter assumed the additional surname and arms of Campbell when the estate devolved to the couple. Mary, their eighth child became the second wife of Thomas Burnett of Park in 1806. An elder sister married John, Thomas's brother. See also Robert Mackintosh's "Miss Mary Garden of Troup's Reel."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Robert Petrie (Second Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances), 1796; p. 16.

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  1. Mrs. Garden was born Penelope Smyth from Ballinatray, Ireland, spouse of Francis Garden-Campbell.