Mr. F.G. Campbell of Troup and Glenlyon's Reel

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X:1 T:Mr. F.G. Campbell of Troup and Glenlyon's Reel C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F B|.A(FEF) AF ~c2|fcAc dBTc>B|.A(FEF) AF ~c2|1 (CF).A.F G2G:|2 (fc)af g2g|| b|afcf af ~g2|(fc).A.c dBbg|afcf af ~g2|(fc).a.f g2 gb| afcf af ~g2|fcAc dBTc>B|Afcf Af ~c2|(AF).C.F G2G||

MR. F.G. CAMPBELL OF TROUP AND GLENLYON'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. This reel was composed by William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, postman, song collector and fiddler-composer of Cuminstown, Aberdeenshire. When the old Laird of Glenlyon died without issue his grandnephew, Francis Garden, son of Peter Garden of Delgaty—afterwards of Troup— and of his niece, Catherine Balneaves, became his heir. Francis Garden, who, on succeeding his granduncle, assumed the additional surname and arms of Campbell, was succeeded by his son Francis, who died in 1826. This second Francis was succeeded by a son of the same name, who died in 1848. He was succeeded by his only son the fourth Francis Garden Campbell of Troup and Glenlyon, who sold his Glenlyon property to Sir Donald Currie in 1885. Christie's collection was published in 1820, during the time of the 7th Laird, Francis Garden Campbell 2nd's (1793-1826) tenure, and it is he to which the title refers. in 1815 he married Christina Forbes Cumine, in Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (see Christie's tune "Miss Cumine of Auchry's Strathspey"). Her family were prominent landowners in Christie's neighborhood, for whom he also composed a few tunes.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 2.

Recorded sources : - Chris Harrison - "Banks of the Deveron."

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