The Braes Of Tulliemet strathspey

Also known as The Braes O’ Tulliemet, The Braes O’ Tullimet, The Braes O’ Tullymet, The Braes O’Tullymet, The Braes Of Tulimet, Braes Of Tulleymet, The Braes Of Tulleymet, The Braes Of Tullimet, Braes Of Tullymet, The Braes Of Tullymet.

There are 29 recordings of this tune.

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The Braes Of Tulliemet has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Braes Of Tulliemet has been added to 91 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Braes Of Tulliemet
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E<BB>A B>AB<d|F<DA>D B>DA>F|E<BB>A B>AB<e|1 d>BA<F E2E>D:|2 d>BA<F E2E>g||
e>Be<g e>Be<g|d>Ad<f d>Ad<f|e>Be<g e>Be<g|d>BA<F E2E>g|
e>Be<g B>eg>e|d>Ad<f A>df>d|e<BB>c d>ef>e|d>BA<F E2E>D||
2
X: 2
T: The Braes Of Tulliemet
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
K: E Dorian
|: d c>d |B>E (3EEE B>AB<d | F<DA>D B>DA>D |B<EE>A B>^AB>e| d<BA>F E :|
g f>g |e>Be<g e>B (3efg | d>Ad<f d>A (3def |e>Be<g e>Be<g | d<BA>F E>gf>g |
e>Be<g e2 (3efg | d>Ad<f d2 (3def |g2 (3fed e2 (3edc | d<BA<F E ||
3
X: 3
T: The Braes Of Tulliemet
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
c | "Dm"A<d{e}d>c d>cd<f | "F"A<Fc>F d>Fc>F | "Dm"A<d{e}d>c d>cd<g | "F"{fg}f>c d/c/B/A/ "Gm"B<GG :|
^f | "Gm"{g^f}g>dg<b {ga}g>dg<b | "F"{fg}f>cf<a {fa}f>cf<a | "Gm"{ga}g>dg<b {gb}g>dg<b | "F"{fg}f>c d/c/B/A/ "Gm"B<GG>^f |
"Gm"{g^f}g>dg<b (3dga (3bag | "F"{fg}f>cf<a (3cfg (3agf | "G"g<dd>e "F"{fe}f>ga>g | "Dm"(3fed (3cBA "Gm"B<GG |]
# Added by Tate .
4
X: 4
T: The Braes Of Tulliemet
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E<BB>A B>AB<d|F<DA>D B>DA>F|E<BB>A B>AB<e| d>BA<F E2E>D|
E<BB>A B>AB<d|F<DA>D B>DA>F|E<BB>A B>AB<e|d>BA<F E2E>g||
|:e>Be<g e>Be<g|d>Ad<f d>Ad<f|e>Be<g e>Be<g|d>BA<F E2E>g|
e>Be<g B>eg>e|d>Ad<f A>df>d|e<BB>c d>ef>e|d>BA<F E2E>D||
# Added by JACKB .

Fifteen comments

The Braes of Tulliemet

Isn’t it surprising this great tune isn’t on this site yet? I heard it once or twice in Tokyo. It seems some fiddlers learned it in Cape Breton. And as far as I know Ashley MacIsaac recorded it at least twice. Maybe it’s more popular in Cape Breton than in Scotland.

I think Golden Keyboard is a nice tune to play after this strathspey. Then, you can move on to Micho Russell’s in G (aka. Sean Reid’s Fancy). All the tunes share the same phrase and go reall nicely togehter.

I’m just wondering if the reel version of the tune is played anywhere. I think it’s really fun to play it fast as a reel especially on fiddle.

Great strathspey! I think Cooley’s goes well after this one, too.

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The Braes of Tulliemet

It seems usualy played in Ador in Cape Breton.

"The Braes of Tulliemet" ~ up and down and all around

K: E Dorian
|: d c>d |
B>E (3EEE B>AB<d | F<DA>D B>DA>D |
B<EE>A B>^AB>e| d<BA>F E :|
g f>g |
e>Be<g e>B (3efg | d>Ad<f d>A (3def |
e>Be<g e>Be<g | d<BA>F E>gf>g |
e>Be<g e2 (3efg | d>Ad<f d2 (3def |
g2 (3fed e2 (3edc | d<BA<F E ||

K: A Dorian ~ GROWL!!!
|: G F>G |
E>A, (3A,A,A, E>DE<G | B,<G,D>G, E>G,D>G, |
E>A,A,>D E>^DE>A | G<ED>B, A, :|
c B>c |
A>EA<c A>E (3ABc | G>DG<B G>D (3GAB |
A>EA<c A>EA<c | G<ED>B, A,>cB>c |
A>EA<c A2 (3ABc | G>DG<B G2 (3GAB |
c2 (3BAG A2 (3AGF | G<ED<B, A, ||

Slosh, slosh, now I definitely need to clean my Wellies and throw out these socks, pew!

Lovely… Thank you! 🙂

Lovely. I think I need to relearn this tune in the near future.

Braes Of Tullymet

I think this is the ancestor of Cooley’s reel, actually. In the book the Blooming Meadows a story about Joe and Seamus Cooley is recounted, how they visited some old concertina player - his instrument was so worn out some of the buttons had been replaced with "cigarette ends"! - he played some old reel, they subsequently forgot the 2nd part and had to reconstruct it. If you speed up the Braes the 1st part could fill in nicely for Cooley’s 1st, no? Actually the tune as it stands would make for a lovely reel.

Gdor in Cape Breton

This tune gets played exclusively in G dorian in Cape Breton. I’ll provide the setting I learned from Andrea Beaton soon.

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Re: The Braes Of Tulliemet

Written by Robert Mackintosh c1745 -1807 from Tulliemet, a small village high on the east side of the Tay Valley, north of Dunkeld. He was a contemporary of Niel Gow from Inver a few miles doon the valley.

Re: The Braes Of Tulliemet

Morning Joddy. Red Rob composing this tune - where do you get that info?

Re: The Braes Of Tulliemet

I’m pretty certain Robert Burns used this tune for a song he collected or wrote. I’ll try and locate it tomorrow.

Re: The Braes Of Tulliemet

James Hogg, the "Ettrick Shepherd" (1770 – 1835), wrote a tune called "Birnie Bouzle" to this tune. Perhaps that’s what you’re thinking of, Ampocarbuile?

Re: The Braes Of Tulliemet

You would have thought if Robert Mackintosh had composed this he would have put it in one of his four books.
But he didn’t.