Miss Moneypenny of Pitmilly
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MISS MONEYPENNY OF PITMILLY. Scottish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in the 4th collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. Pitmilly is the site of a former estate located five miles south-east of St Andrews, Scotland. The Moneypenny family were ancient inhabitants of the lands, descended from a Norman knight. Pitmilly house was built in the latter 18th century, perhaps on the site of a previous house, and was added to and remodeled in the Georgian style in 1818 by architect Robert Balfour of St. Andrews.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; p. 11. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 201.