Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield's Strathspey

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X:1 T:Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield's Strathspey C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 1) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F A2|F3c dcBA F3c A3f|~F3f .d.c.B.A .G2(C2E2G2)|F3c dcBA F3c A3f| (3d2(.f2.d2) {d}Tc3B .A2(F2A3f)|F3c dcBA F3c A3f|~F3f .d.c.B.A .G2(C2E2.G2)| (3F2A2c2 (3B2A2G2 (3F2A2cx2 (3A2c2f2|(3.d2(f2.d2) {d}c3B .A3(FA2c2)||~f3g (ba).g.f {ef}g4 c3_e| (3.d2(b2.d2) (3.c2(a2.c2) BG3 e3g|~f3g (ba).g.f {ef}g4 c3_e|db3 ~B3d (cB).A.G F3c| ~f3g (ba).g.f {ef}g4 c3_e|(3.d2(b2.d2) (3.c2(a2.c2) BG3 {AB}Tc3B|AF3 Bd3 c3f {b}a3g|f3cdf3 (cB).A.G F2||



SIR ARCHIBALD DUNBAR OF NORTHFIELD'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, fiddler and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. Sir Archibald Dunbar (1772-1847) was the 6th Baronet of Northfield, Elgin, Scotland, Convener of the county of Elgin from 1813 until his death in 1847. He was also Lieut.-Col. of the Elginshire Militia. Dubar marred Helen, daughter of Col. Sir Alexander Penrose Cumming-Gordon, 1st Baronet of Altyre, who died the year before William Christie ppublished his collection in 1820. A few years later, in 1822, he married Mary, daughter of John Brander, of Pitgaveny, co. Elgin.

See also Christie's "Miss Dunbar of Northfield's Favorite" composed probably for one of his numerous daughters: Helen, Margaret, Georgina, Louisa, Emilia, Jane or Margaret Alicia. See also another composition for Dubar, "Sir Archibald Dunbar" from Alexander McGlashan's c. 1786 collection.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 1.

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