Traditional strathspey

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Traditional
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2B>c d<B A>G|E>F G>AB2B>c|B2B>c d<B A>G|A>B d>e f>d d>A:|
|:d>e f>g a>b a>f|d>e f>a b<e e>f|1 d>e f>g a>b a>f|e>f d>e f<d d>e:|
[2 f>d e>f d<B A>F|A>B d>e f>d d>A||

Two comments

Re: Traditional

This is a traditional strathspey on D which Cape Breton fiddler John Campbell learned from his father. He recorded it on his 1976 album ‘Cape Breton Violin Music’, well worth listening to. According to Kate Dunlay, "Johnny Wilmot also played a setting of the tune, having learned it from Joe Confiant." It’s an interesting tune in that it starts in E minor [1] and ends in D major in both parts. In The Dungreen Collection (1996), it is given the name "A Mabou Strathspey on D".

[1] …or E dorian. John Campbell’s setting contains no Cs at all, while Rodney MacDonald recorded it - as "Traditional Mabou Strathspey" - with a slightly flattened C#. I haven’t heard the Rodney MacDonald set; that info comes from the Dungreen Collection".