Bellag The Drover
A tune from the Scottish piping tradition.
Listed as traditional, but appears in Donald MacLeod’s book 3.
"Bellag" is a diminutive of Ishbel, so the drover is probably a quine.
Has some potential, methinks.
What the devil’s a quine?
The opposite o’ a loon.
Hear the Young MacGuffin use the word here:
Forget the comments about "Aberdonian" on YouTube. His brand (Kevin McKidd) of Doric is from Elgin, in Morayshire.
I met these two guys on a campsite. Recognised that one of them was speaking BBC Doric - and then gave him a laugh by asking where his mate was from.
BBC Doric - is that where they have Doctor Fa on a Sechterday?
I said to the guy who sounded like the character from Brave that I recognised his mate’s Doric from hearing the spot that Robbie Shepherd used to do on The Reel Blend (which they approved of). His explanation of the difference - I think - was that "they were educated".
Once I knew to parse it as a form of English I could pick out all the words I didn’t understand.