Mrs. Gordon of Cairness' Reel

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X:1 T:Mrs. Gordon of Cairness’ Reel C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 25) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E|~A2 cA (EC).A.E|DF CE (B,GB).G|{G}A2 cA (EC).A.E|FD BG {G}A2A:| d|~c2 ec (Ac).e.c|dfBf dBbg|~a2 ec (Ac).e.c|(dB).b.g {g}a2 ae| ~c2 ec (Ac).e.c|dfBf dBbg|aece dfBd|ce EB {G}A2A||



MRS. GORDON OF CAIRNESS' REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mrs Gordon of Cairness' Reel" was composed by William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, fiddler-composer and postmaster from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. See also his companion piece "Mrs. Gordon of Cairness' Strathspey." Murdoch McDonald's "Colonel McBain's Fancy" is a similar, but different tune, although "Mrs. Gordon of Cairness" is sometimes given as an alternate title on recordings.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 25.

Recorded sources : - Carl MacKenzie - "Highland Classic" (2007).




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