Play a Strathspey Day!

Play a Strathspey Day!

Today is Play a Srathspey day as there’s a lot of buzz to share a strathspey on social media with the ubiquitous hashtag: #playastrathspeyday

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Crap, I totally forgot to get greeting cards for all my Scottish friends!

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Have posted ours from our band practice this afternoon via Soundcloud and my own timeline on Facebook. Just waiting for the rapturous applause!

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Every day is strathspey day 8-)

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I not only played one, I submitted one!

https://thesession.org/tunes/17984

A lovely 2-part Strathspey from the Highland pipe repertoire.

To me the first part feels A Mixolydian while the second part feels E minor or G Lydian.

Never heard it played on fiddle, but I’m sure it will sound better on fiddle than on pipes, like all Strathspeys do.

(Being a piper, it might just be one of those "grass is greener" things.)

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Well done Richard, and totally agree with Will and Johnny Jay - just what I said to a friend who asked if she was too late to post one: they just don’t played often enough!

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Thanks! It’s a lovely traditional tune, I just can’t find a recording of it being played, due to searching "puirt-a-beul" being useless!

Pairing up the two Stathspeys Molly Connell and Puirt-a-Beul (in that order) works beautifully.

Molly Connell, a newly composed and extremely popular Strathspey, is listed on this site as a Reel for some unknown reason.