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X:1 T:Mrs. Adie M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 4 (1844–1845, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb d2|BB3 ~B4 {d} 3AFA3|BB3{d}c3B AF3F3B|GG3B3G FD3B,3D|EE3 F3E DB,3B,2:| B2|d3Bf3B b3Bf3B|(ABc2) c3B AF3 F4|GG3B3G F3DB,D3|EE3 {DE}F3E DB,3B,3B| dB3f3B b3Bf3B|(ABc2) c3B AF3F3_A|GE3E3G FD3D3F|EC3C3F DB,3B,2||



MRS. ADIE. AKA - "Mrs. Adye." AKA and see "Miss Adie," "Miss Adye's Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole, Surenne): AAB (Athole, Gow, Lowe, Skye). Composed by Major William Logan, of a generational line of William Logan’s of Ayrshire. The Major was a well-known gentleman in county and a highly esteemed convivial companion. He was a skilled amateur player on the violin and was, it is said, an intimate of Niel Gow and Robert Burns. See “Major Logan's Frolic” for more on him.

As with many such tunes the honorific "Miss" and "Mrs." varied from collection to collection, as did the spelling of proper names. In the case of this strathspey, see also "Miss Adie" for more.


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Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 171. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 124. Gow (Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1809; p. 6. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 4), 1844–1845; p. 18. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 125. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 162. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 279. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 54-55 (appears as “Mrs. Adye”).






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