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X:1 T:Mrs. Christie’s Rant M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4 (1796, No. 18, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D c/d/|eAec eA-Ac/d/|eAec eG-Gc/d/|eAeA eAec|Bgdg BGG:| |:d|Aa g/a/b a>cec|ca g/a/b fddB|Aa g/a/b afge|fdec dGG:|]



MRS. CHRISTIE. Scottish, Strathspey. A Mixolydian (Gow, Manson, McLachlan): A Dorian (Athole, Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Credited to Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer William Marshall (1748–1833) by McGlashan and Gow. The tune is similar to the triple-time jig "Cailleach an fhraoich" (more so in the first strains), but the relationship is perhaps not cognate.


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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 18, p. 7. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 405. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 23. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 141, p. 17. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune-Book, vol. 2), 1846; p. 31. McGlashan (Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 3 (appears as “Mrs. Christies Rant” set in reel time). John McLachlan (Piper’s Assistant), 1854; No. 62, p. 35. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 55.






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