Miss Stewart Derculloch's Reel
X:1 T:Miss Stewart Derculloch's Reel C:Robert Petrie S:Petrie's Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c., 1790 Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 3/19/04 N:Petrie's First Collection, page 14 L:1/8 M:C| R:Reel K:D A|d2 (df) e2 (eg) | fdgf e(EE)e | d2 (df) e2 (eg) | fdec dDDA | d2 (df) e2 (eg) | fdgf e(EE)e | defd efga | fdec dDD || f | abaf dfaf | gbaf g(ee)f | abaf dfaf | ge a/g/f/e/ fddf | abaf dfaf | gbaf g(ee)f | dfeg fagb | afge fdd |]
MISS STEWART DERCULLOCH’S REEL. AKA and see "Miss Mary Stewart of Derculich." Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler Robert Petrie as "Miss Stewart Derculloch's Reel," published in his first collection of 1790. The title had been expanded and slightly altered to "Miss Mary Stewart of Derculich" by the time it was published by James Stewart-Robertson in his Athole Collection (1884) nearly a century later. She was perhaps the daughter of James Stewart of Derculich (1730-1806), who married first his cousin Agnes, second daughter of Duncan Campbell of Auchlyne, in 1755. After she died in 1777 (without leaving male issue) he married secondly, in 1778, Margaret (1759-1830), only daughter of Duncan Robertson of Edradynate. Derculich House is in Dull, Perthshire.