The Highlanders strathspey

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X: 1
T: The Highlanders
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2 e2 (3fed {f}e>d|(3cBA e>^g a>e (3cBA|G2 (c<d) (3edB (c<d)|(3BAG B>d g<d B<G|
A2 e2 (3fed {f}e>d|(3cBA c>e a>e c>A|(3agf (3gfe (3fed (3ed=c|(3BAG B>d (3gfe (3dcB|
A2 e>d c<e A<e|c<e A>^g a>e c>B|A2 e>d c<e A>c|(3BAG B>d g<d B<G|
A2 e>d c<e A>d|(3cBA c>e a>e c>A|(3agf (3gfe (3fed (3ed=c|(3BAG B>d g<d B<G|
a2 c/B/c a2 {cB}c<a|A2 c>e a>e c>A|a2 f>a g2 d>=c|(3BAG B>d g<d B<G|
a2 c/B/c a2 {cB}c<a|A2 c>e a>e c>A|(3agf (3gfe (3fed (3ed=c|(3BAG B>d (3gfe (3dcB|

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The Highlanders

This strathspey/march is from John Doherty’s “The Floating Bow”, on track 18 before “Wind That Shakes the Barley”. It’s a very interesting tune in that Doherty seems to vary the placement of the three parts quite a bit, as is also found in his playing of “The Further and the Deeper”. In addition, Alan Ng lists this tune as a march; however I see it more as a strathspey, as it lacks the common march ending of successive quarter notes. Instead each part of this tune ends on either a triplet or on the seventh scale degree. Cool tune, though, obviously inspired by piping.