The Bletherskate strathspey

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Bletherskate has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Bletherskate
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: A2BA Bde2 | BdBe eAAG | A2BA Bde2 | BdBg eA~A2 :|
ea~a2 egfg | de~e2 edBG | ea~a2 eg~e2 | a2ed eA~A2 |
ea~a2 egfg | de~e2 edBG | A2BA Bde2 | BdBg eA~A2 ||

Three comments

Blethering…

From the "Urban Dictionary"-

1. (scottish slang) One who blethers or talks sh*te constantly.

2. (scottish slang) One who is full of sh*te.


This tune was apparently written by I.I. "Iain" MacInnes, whistles and pipes for The Tannahill Weavers, Ossian and Canterach and appears in a set following ‘Lucy Cassidy’-

https://thesession.org/tunes/11354

And followed by ‘The Smith of Chilliechassie’-

https://thesession.org/tunes/11354

Transcribed from Bbmix to Amix.

Thanks to ‘Dr Dow’ for his help with this transcription.