Annotation:Miss Moneypenny of Pitmilly

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X:1 T:Miss Moneypenny of Pitmily’s Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:MacDonald – 4th Collection of Strathspey Reels (1797) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gmin D | G/G/G GA BGAG | FCDF fcAF | BGBd cedg | fdTcA BGG :| g | bgdg dgbg | afcf AFcA | bgdg dgbg | fdcA BGGg | bgdg dgbg |afcf AFcA | BGBd cedg | fdTcA BGG |]

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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - MacDonald (A Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; p. 11. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 201.

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