Annotation:Miss Stewart of Ballechen’s Favourite

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X:1 T:Miss Stewart of Ballechen’s Favourite M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Slowish" C:William Shepherd B:Shepherd -- A Collection of Strathspey Reels (1793, p. 1) K:G D|G2G GBG|E2E EFG|A2 A ABc|BGB AFD| G2G GBG|E2E EFG|AFD DEF|TG3 G,2:|| c|(B/c/d).d Td2g|ece dBG|{d}cBc EFG|ABG AFD| (B/c/d).d Td2g|ece dBG|EcA {G}FEF|TG3 G,2c| (B/c/d).d Td2g|ece dBG|{d}cBc EFG|ABG AFD| (B,D).D DGD|(CE).E EcB|AFD DEF|TG3 G,2||

MISS STEWART OF BALLECHEN'S FAVOURITE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Shepherd (c. 1760-1812) Ballechin was a manor house near Grandtully, Perthshire, owned by the Steuart family since the 15th century. In 1806 a new manor was built in the Georgian Style on the same site, that became famous as one of Scotland's most haunted houses [1]. At the time of the publication of Shepherd's 1793 volume, Ballenchin was held by Hope Steuart (1761 - 1834), but he married some ten years after Shepherd's publication. It is possible "Miss Stewart" one of his sisters, daughters of Robert Steuart (1727-1783) and Isabella Hope, who married in 1759, although there are certainly other candidates.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Shepherd (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1793; p. 1.

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