Willie Fraser’s strathspey

Also known as Willie Fraser.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Willie Fraser’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Willie Fraser's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Willie Fraser's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
g/ |(3fgf d>B A>Bd<f | g>ef>d e2 e<g | (3fgf d>B A>Bd<e | f<ae<c d2 d>g |
f2 d>B A>B d2 | g>ef>d (3eee e<g | f<de>f d<BA>F | G<BA>F D2- D3/ ||
B/ |A<DF>E D>FA<f | g>ef>d e2- e<d | A<DF>E D>FA<F | G<BA>F (3DDD D>B |
A<DF>E D2 (3FAf | g>ef>d (3eee e<g | (3fgf d>B A>Bd<e | f<Ae>c d2- d3/ |]

Nine comments

“Willie Fraser’s Strathspey” ~ C: Donald Angus Beaton ~ in respect also for Willie Fraser

Willie Fraser / Willie mac Shiomein
Deepdale, Inverness County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://www.cainntmomhathar.com/index.php
http://www.cainntmomhathar.com/speaker.php?sp=29&l=e

"Willie Francis Fraser is one of a kind. A singer, storyteller and internationally renowned dancer, his personality and talents have endeared him to generations. Raised in St. Rose, Inverness County, an area well-known for its vibrant Gaelic heritage, Willie grew up in a family of ten children. His father was a native of Lowland Cove, a now-abandoned community at the northernmost tip of Cape Breton. Though the family had few luxuries, Fraser and his siblings inherited a rich cultural tradition from mainland Scotland. Over the years, Willie has fished, worked in the woods and been employed as a stevedore- but his passion has always been the music of Gaelic Cape Breton. For decades, Fraser step-danced at church picnics and community fund-raisers around the province - all the while helping his wife Kay raise their family of twelve. In recent years, Fraser’s volunteerism, and commitment to Gaelic language and culture, have been recognized by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Besides passing on a love of dancing to a number of his children and grandchildren, Willie has traveled to Scotland to teach steps he first recalls learning in his dreams. A life-long learner, with an interest in new songs and a rich sense of humour, Fraser continues to share his talents with friends and family today and encourages others to do the same." - Shamus Y. MacDonald

Donald Angus Beaton Appreciation Week! ~ something extra

Seeing we’d missed adding a Strathspey this week, and remembering Willie Fraser, I thought I’d not appreciation two ways with this, for Donald and Willie.

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre - Judique, Nova Scotia
http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/

Introduction to the Donald Angus Beaton Project
http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/collections/dab/index.htm

Welcome to Mabou: The Life and Music of Donald Angus Beaton
Biography: http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/collections/dab/bio.htm

Compositions by Donald Angus Beaton
http://www.celticmusiccentre.com/collections/dab/compositions.htm

"Willie Fraser’s Strathspey" ~ includes sheet music (PDF) and two incomplete recordings (MP3s) by ~ Buddy MacMaster, Morgan MacQuarrie, & Robbie & Isaac Fraser…

‘nod’ rather than ‘not’

AAAA! Crazy fingers…

"I thought I’d ‘nod’ my respect and appreciation two ways with this, for Donald Angus Beaton and Willie Fraser."

“Willie Fraser’s Strathspey” ~ C: Donald Angus Beaton ~ by the book

X: 2
T: Willie Fraser’s Strathspey
C: Donald Angus Beaton
B: "Donald Angus Beaton’s Cape Breton Scottish Violin Music", tune #6
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: DMaj
|: g |\
f2 d>B A>Bd<f | g>ef>d e/e/e e<g |\
[1 f2 d>B A>Bd>e | f<ae>f d/d/d d :|[2 f<de>f d>BA>F | G<BA>F D/D/D D ||
|: B |\
A<DF>E D>FA>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e>f | A<DF>E D>FA>F | G<BA>F D/D/D D :|

I’ll try to remember to add one more transcription here for balance… ;-)

“Willie Fraser’s Strathspey” ~ C: Donald Angus Beaton - Morgan MacQuarrie

X: 3
T: Willie Fraser’s Strathspey
C: Donald Angus Beaton
S: Morgan MacQuarrie
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: DMaj
e3/ |\
f2 d<B A>Bd>B | g>ef>d e/e/e e2 | f2 d<B A>Bd>e | f<ae>f d/d/d d<e |
f2 d<B A>Bd>B | g>ef>d e/e/e e<g | f>de<f d>AB>d | A<Fd>F D/D/D D/ ||
|: B3/ |\
A<DF>E D>FA>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e<f | A<DF>E D>FA>F | G<BA>F D/D/D D/ :|

“Willie Fraser’s Strathspey” ~ C: Donald Angus Beaton - Buddy MacMaster

X: 4
T: Willie Fraser’s Strathspey
C: Donald Angus Beaton
S: Buddy MacMaster
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: DMaj
g/ |\
f2 d>B A>Bd>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e<g | f2 d>B A>Bd>e | f<ae>f d/d/d d>g |
f2 d>B A>Bd>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e>g | f<de>f d>BA>F | G<BA>F D/D/D D3/ ||
|: B/ |\
A<DF>E D>FA>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e>f | A<DF>E D>FA>F | G>BA<F D2 D3/ :|

“Willie Fraser’s Strathspey” ~ C: Donald Angus Beaton - Robbie Fraser

X: 5
T: Willie Fraser’s Strathspey
C: Donald Angus Beaton
S: Robbie Fraser
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: DMaj
g/ |\
f2 d<B A>Bd>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e<g | f2 d<B A>Bd>e | f<ae<f d2 d>g |
f/g/f d<B A>Bd>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e<g | f>de<f d<BA>F | G>BA>F D/D/D D3/ ||
|: B/ |\
A<DF>E D>FA>f | g>ef>d e/e/e e>f | A<DF>E D>FA>F | G>BA>F D/D/D D3/ :|