Blackhall House Quick Step
T:Blackhall House Quick Step
S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.
Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/5/04
N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 12
A/G/|F2(D D)FG|AFD DFD|E2A, A,2B,|=C2D E2G|F2(D D)FG|AFD AFD|E2e gec|d3 d2:|
g |f2d d2f |d2f agf|e2=c c2e |=c2e gfe|f2d d2f |d2f agf|B2e gec|d3 d2g|
f2d d2f |d2f agf|e2=c c2e |=c2e gfe|f2d g2e |a2f b2g|fed edc|d3 D2|]
BLACKHALL HOUSE QUICK STEP. Scottish, March. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie. It appears in his Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and County Dances (1795, p. 12), a volume dedicated to his patron and employer, Mrs. Garden of Troup. The title perhaps references Blackhall Manor, Paisley, Renfrewshire, an ancient site of successive homes that was the seat of a branch of the Stewarts until 1700, when they moved to a new manor house. Subsequently the building was a farmhouse and store, until abandoned in disrepair. The dilapidated structure was saved from demolition in the late 20th century and was restored as a private residence.