The Weeping Birches Of Kilmorack strathspey

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X: 1
T: The Weeping Birches Of Kilmorack
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fdor
B,/A,/|G,>B, E>G =A/B/c/d/ e>c|BG G>F EC CB,/A,/|G,>B, E>G =E/F/G/=A/ Be|dB f=A B2B_d|
cA ed/c/ BG EB|AG FE B3B,|C>E D>F E/e/d/c/ BA|G<E G>F E3||
B|e/d/c/B/ =A/B/G/E/ B<G G>E|B,>E G,>E B,E GB|e/d/c/B/ =A/B/G/E/ B<G G>E|F<B =A<f B3=B|
c/d/e/c/ A/B/c/A/ B/d/e/B/ G/A/B/E/|AG FE B3=B|cA/F/ BG/E/ AF/D/ EB,/G,/|A,>C B,>D E3||

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The Weeping Birches Of Kilmorack

A James Scott Skinner composition, a slow strathspey in Eb. One of the fiddlers in our session described it having been penned to commemorate a train crash near a beautiful copse of trees, and that there were a number of children who died in the crash. If you just play the dots, it sounds almost like a happy tune, so it needs some real feeling to come in from the fiddler to bring out the sadness. A version in Skinner’s handwriting is online at the University of Aberdeen site: