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MRS. JAMES CHRISTIE. Scottish, "Scottish Minuet" (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), appearing in The Cairngorm Series, Part 3. The melody, styled a "Scottish Minuet" by Skinner, is actually in 4/4 time and thus not the traditional ¾ time minuet. Rather the term identifies a strathspey that is to be danced by a couple, rather than a solo dance. Hardie states it has the character of a slow strathspey.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hardie (Beauties of the North), 1986; p. 38.

Recorded sources: Rounder 7059, Alex Francis MacKay with Gordon MacLean – “Gaelic in the Bow” (2005).




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