Sidlaw Hills strathspey

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Sidlaw Hills has been added to 2 tune sets.

Sidlaw Hills has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Sidlaw Hills
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e2|a>b a>f e<c B>A|A<c B>A F2E2|A2A2 a2e>d|c2A2 B3e|
a>b a>f e<c B>A|A<c B>A F2E2 |A2A2 a2e>c | B2A2 A2 :|
|: ce|f>e c<e a>e c<e | f>e c<e f2e2 |a>e c<e f>e c<e | f<a e>c B2e2|
a>b a>f e<c B>A | A<c B>A F2E2 |A2A2 a2e>c | B2A2 A2:|

Three comments

Sidlaw Hills

This is a strathspey, though also played as a Highland Schottische, written by a Jim Watson of Blairgowrie. Its commonly played in eastern Scotland. The Sidlaws in question are a range of hills stretching from east of Perth to south-east of Forfar, its a very beautiful part of the world.

This is one of the first tunes I learned on the fiddle and one of my absolute favourites.

Re: Sidlaw Hills

This is tune is quite popular in the Borders and Northumberland because of Tom Hughes’ playing.

Re: Sidlaw Hills

My God, that’s a beautiful strathspey! I’m listening to the Andy May recording.