Alyth Tattie Pickers
My transcription is from the first tunebook of the late Hugh Blake. What Hugh’s source for the tune was, I’ve no idea.
(Hugh played in our ceilidh band back in the late 80s & early 90’. Before playing with us, Hugh had run several ceilidh bands - hence the need for a tunebook. During his time with us, he re-vamped his tunebook, and gave me a copy of the old one).
From its title, I assume the tune to be Scottish - maybe someone can enlighten me?
To me ear, it seems a little low-pitched in Gmaj - it might possibly be better in Amaj or maybe Dmaj.
Typo - "To my ear"!
Alyth is in Perthshire, 5 miles from where I went to school in Blairgowrie. It is in a very rich agricultural area, known for mainly growing raspberries and strawberries, but also tatties, ie, potatoes.
Thanks for the info, Kenny!
I was wondering though - you being very much a local to the Alyth area - whether you knew of this tune or anything of its origin?