The Bletherskate strathspey

By Iain MacInnes

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Bletherskate has been added to 18 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


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’-

And followed by ‘The Smith of Chilliechassie’-

Transcribed from Bbmix to Amix.

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