Also known as
Aldavaloch, Aldivalloch, Aldivaloch, O’er The Moor Among The Heather, O’er The Moor And Among The Heather, O’er The Moor, Among The Heather, O’er The Muir Among The Heather, O’r The Moor Among The Heather.
I got this originally from the Canadian Tune Book - then found a few modifications and variations in a few early Scots Music Books. The second part is wonderful - in a baroque kind of way. Start off slow or you’ll run out of breath with this one.
Reset your ABC player or however you listen / learn to between 65 and 75 bpm. The midi player here is MUCH too fast. The second two parts are embellished and articulated versions of the first two sections. Go slow … it’s a delight to play and not as hard as it looks.
Re: The Strathspey: Over The Moor, Among The Heather
I had a go at this lovely Slow Strathspey today.
I play it on Fiddle, Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina & Tenor Guitar.
I’ve taken out my bow marks because I don’t know if they are allowed here. The “snaps” (reversed hornpipe pairs - so a stressed short note followed by an unstressed longer note) can be slurred but should usually be played with a sharp down-bow and then an up-bow. In some places I have marked an “up-driven bow” on my music - a sharp, down-bow on the short first note of the snap and then the next three notes on the up-bow. I marked all this in from the beautiful way the tune is in my memory but the way I actually play it is a terrible mish-mash! Oh to be a good player!
Re: Over The Moor, Among The Heather
Sensitive version here by Fraser & Haas. Played as an air, then as a slow strathspey.