Mr. Brodie of Brodie's Reel
X:1 T:Mr. Brodie of Brodie’s Reel C:James Taylor M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with B:a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 6) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A a|fedc ecBA|ceae g2 fg|agfe fedc|BABc A2A:| f|ecBA BGEC|ecBA a2 af|ecBA BGEC|CEEG A2 (Ag)| ecBA BGEC|ecBA a2 af|ecfd ecag|eagb a2a||
MR. BRODIE OF BRODIE'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mr. Brodie of Brodie's Reel" was composed by James Taylor, a teacher of music and dance in Elgin, Moray. The tune is named for William Brodie of Brodie Castle, who inherited the estate in 1824 on the death of his grandfather, James Brodie (Williams own father having previously died). He engaged the architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. See also Taylor's "Mrs. Brodie of Brodie's Strathspey."