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X:1 % T:Sandy Troup M:C L:1/8 R:"Primitive Strathspey" C:J. Scott Skinner S:Skinner – The Logie Collection (1888, p. 108) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A A>cB>A c<e e2|d>f e<A c<A A2|A>cB>A c<e e2| e>d=c>d {d}e2-ez:|A>a e>[Aa] c<e e2|=G>=g d>G B<d d2| A>ae>a c<(e e>).e|e>d=c>d {d}e2- e>c|A/a/a e/a/a c>e-e2| =G/=g/g d/g/g Bd d2|(3Ace (3aec (3fdB (3ecA|e>d=c>d {d}e2-ez:|]



SANDY TROUP. Scottish, "Primitive Strathspey" (whole time). A Mixoldyian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by fiddler-composer and dancing master J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927). The tune is named for Alexander Troup of Crathie and Ballater, born at Dalbadgie, in the vicinity of Ballater, in September, 1835. He was locally renowned as a violinist and muiscographer and was often called upon as a judge at pipe and violin competitions. He had a wide and accurate knowledge of the works of Scottish violin composers, and possessed a valuable collection of works on Scottish music and musicians. A contemporary account [c.f. Mackintosh, History of the Valley of the Dee, 1895, p. 146] said "he is esteemed as one of the highest living authorities upon all points relating to Scottish music. He has played on various occasions at Balmoral. He is also a good vocal musician. In his twenty-first year, he led the psalmody in the church of Crathie before Her Majesty the Queen. He is a man of rare gifts and energy. His elder brother, James, who went to Australia, is also a fine violin player. He also performed before her with Willie Blair, 'The Queen's Fiddler'. See also Troup's compositions "Cluny Castle" and "Patrick Glennie's." Skinner included a few of Troup's compositions in his own collections. See also Alexander Walker's strathspey "Mr. Alexander Troup."

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Printed sources : - Skinner (The Logie Collection), 1888; p. 108.

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