Mrs. Halldane of Gleneagles
X:1 T:Mrs. Halldane of Gleneagles C:John Carr (Pitnacree) N:Pitnacree is in Lude, parish of Blair-Atholl, Perthshire M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Seven Reels and Strathspeys (c. 1837, p. 2) N:”Printed and sold at Anderson’s Music Shop, Edinburgh” B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/118867572 N:”Humbly inscribed to the Laird and Lady of Lude” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g2 (bg) afgd|g2 (bg) agef|ggbg afgd|egdg BG G2:| GBdB g2 (dB)|GBdB cAAB|GBdB g2 (dB)|ceAd BGGB| GBdB g2 dB|GBdB eAAB|GABc dgdB|caAc BG G2||
MRS. HALLDANE OF GLENEAGLES. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mrs. Halldane of Gleneagles" was composed by fiddler-composer John Carr of Pitnacree, Lude, parish of Blair Atholl in Highland Perthshire. Gleneagles was the Perthshire seat of a branch of the Haldane family, one of Scotland's oldest noble families (800+ years). Tracing the family is very difficult due to the number of members, the interweaving of branches, the assumption of surnames, etc. However, Carr's "Mrs. Halldane" may be a relation of Margaret Haldane, who married General William Robertson, 13th of Lude. See note for "Miss Haldane of Gleneagles (2)" for more information.