Mr. Jaffrey's (Junr.) Strathspey

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X:1 T:Mr. Jaffrey’s (Junr.) Strathspey C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin c2|AA3 {AB}c3E {E}G4 G2c2|AA3 ~c3d e2c2g2c2|e2A2 c2E2 {E}G4 G2c2|d4 ~c3d {cd}e3AA2:| e2|cc3 e3g {g}a4 Ta3g|ee3 {ef}g3e Td3c {cd}e3d|cc3 eg3 {g}a4 Ta3g|{g}e4 Td3c {cd}e3AA2e2| cc3 eg3 {g}a4 ta3g|ee3 {ef}g3e Td3c {cd}e3d|cA3 cE3 ~G3AG3E|{E}D4 ~C3D EA3A2||

MR. JAFFREY'S (JUNR.) STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Gather and Go" and "Punch is Done (The)" are jigs in Aberdeenshire dancing master and fiddler-composer William Christie's (1778-1749) collection of 1820 that were "communicated" to Christie by Mr. Jaffrey Sr. The name Jaffray/Jaffrey was a fairly common surname in Cuminestown Parish, Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, the home of William Christie, and there is a record of a William Jaffray who was a teacher of music there who was a contemporary of Christie. If it is he who is the father, the the tune would be named for his son, also a William Jaffrey/Jaffray (Jr.).

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Printed sources : - Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes,B:Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 34.

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