Annotation:Mrs. Garden of Troup (2)

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X:1 T:Mrs. Garden (of Troup's) [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel C:Robert Petrie B:Petrie – Second Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. (1796, p. 1) N:”Humbly dedicated to Mrs. Garden of Troup by Robert N:Petrie at Kirkmichael.” F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F B|Acf2 af Tfe/f/|dfcA B(GGB)|Ac Tf(e/f/) af Tfe/f/|dfcf AFFB| Ac Tf(e/f/) af Tf(e/f/)|dfcA BGGB|Acfa gafc|dfcB AFF|| A/B/|cAFc AFcA|B(eTcA) B(GGA/)B/|cAFc AFcA|Bdce f/f/f f2| cAFc AFcA|(BdTcA) BGGB|Acfa Bdgb|afge fFF||

MRS. GARDEN OF TROUP [2]. Scottish, Reel (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by the well known Scottish fiddle/composer biography:Robert Petrie (1767-1830), who wrote several tunes for members of the Garden family. The tune appears in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. (1796), dedicated to Mrs. Garden. Like William Marshall, Alexander Walker and other musician-composers, Petrie labored for his patrons in an other-than-musical position, in his case as a gardener. Mrs. Garden was Penelope Smythe, who in 1791 married Francis Garden-Campbell, 6th of Troup and Glenlyon.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music, vol. 2), 1895; p. 24. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 244.

Recorded sources : - Flying Fish FF 250, The Battlefield Band - "Home Is Where the Van Is" (1981).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]

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