Queen's Fiddler Salutes Mr. Troup (The)

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QUEEN'S FIDDLER SALUTES MR. TROUP, THE. Scottish, Strathspey. Written by Willie Blair (d. 1884) of Crathie, the Queen's (i.e. Victoria's) fiddler when she was in residence at her estate at Balmoral. Blair was supposed to have been a pupil of Peter Hardie's. The tune itself was composed for Alexander Troup, a fiddler and dancing master in Ballater (Alburger, 1983).

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