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 Theme code Index    3151 25L7bL2
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Robert Petrie
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Robert Petrie
 Book/Manuscript title    Petrie: Second Collection of Strathspey Reels &c.
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 12
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1796
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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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.