Mrs. Garden of Troup (3)
X:1 T:Mrs. Garden of Troup’s Reel C:Robert Mackintosh M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 2) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb f|b2 fd g2 ec|f2 dB AcAF|b2 fd g2 ec|dfAc dBB:| F|DFBF EGBG|FAce dfdB|DFBd EGce|dfec d(BBF)| DFBF EGBG|FAce dfdB|DFBd EGce|dBcA BB,B,||
MRS. GARDEN OF TROUP . Scottish, Reel (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mrs. Garden of Troup (3)" was composed by Scottish fiddler-composer Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) and was printed in his Fourth Book of New Strathspey Reels (London, 1804), a volume dedicated to the Jane, Duchess of Gordon. Of the several "Mrs. Garden of Troup" women this title could refer to, Mackintosh meant to honor Penelope Smythe, who in 1791 married Francis Garden-Campbell, 6th of Troup and Glenlyon (1768-1815). See note for "Mr. F. Garden Junr. of Troup's Strathspey" for more on the Garden family and Troup.