Con Cassidy’s strathspey

Also known as Lazy Dog.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Con Cassidy’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Con Cassidy's has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Con Cassidy's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ed|:cAAG EGAB|cAA^g a^gae|cAAG EGAB|dBGB dged:|
|:~=c3 e gedB|=cBAb aged|=cB^cd efge|dBGB dged|
~=c3 e gedB|=cBAg abga|bgaf gage|dBGe ^gaed||
X: 2
T: Con Cassidy's
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|c<A AG EAAB|{d}cAAa {b}a^gae|c<A AG E<A A=c|{Bc}BAGB dged:|
=cE (3cBc gedB|{d}=cBAb aged|{=cd}cBcd efge|dBGB dged|
=cE (3cBc gedB|(3cdc Bb a2ga|(3bag (3agf gage|dBGB dged||

Twelve comments

Errik, is this the way that they play it? With all 8th notes? Although I can’t listen to it at the moment , just from viewing the sheet music, I don’t think that’s a strathspey!


Clearly says right at the top “Highland, NOT strathspey”. Don’t think Con wrote this as it seems closely related to the reel “The Dogs among the Bushes”.

Con would not have to have written it, Mairead just learnt it from him… 😉

On “Horse With A Heart,” Altan plays this with a few Scottish snaps thrown in here and there, but on their “Live” CD they play it much faster and more straight, almost a reel. I notated it as all eighth notes, leaving the Scotch snaps and such up to the player. But I believe the notes are right, and I LOVE the modulation from A Mixolydian to C. Keeps the tune going.

Con cassidy’s C vs C#

Erik ,
I’m not sure how where to play c or c# in the second part ot this great tune.
Is it really the way it is in written here:
Firt bar with C
2nd with c#
3rd first a c# than cnat
and so on

Thanks for checking

The second bar of part B should have a C-Natural, I just forgot to put it in the ABC. The second part has all C-Naturals except for that one C-Sharp in bar 3.

I just edited the ABC and fixed all the C’s.

Not the same as on my disk-

Mine’s a jig, melodically unrelated.. I’ll see if I can add it here