Seems like I’ve been pronouncing it wrong this entire time!
I have been an avid fan of Celtic music for over 3 years, and have listened to all sorts of trad bands, but other than sometimes messing around with the piano and singing, I haven’t really played much (though I have considered getting a whistle).
Anyway, I just attended my first folk concert yesterday, by the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles which were amazing!
I always thought the word "strathspey" was pronounced like "STRATHS-pee" (first syllable accented), but at the concert they pronounced it as "straths-PAY" (second syllable accented and sounding almost French). Bearing in mind that we’re from all over, how do you all poonounce the word?
(Pronunciation videos on YouTube seem to differ).