Our Highland Queen strathspey

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Our Highland Queen has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Our Highland Queen
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D>AF>A D>AF>A | (3[DAf]ed (3cdB A3 F/2D/2 | C>A G>A F>A D>A | (3FED (3CDB, A,2 A, (3A,/2B,/2C/2 |
D>AF>A D>AF>A | (3[DAf]ed (3cdB A3 G/2F/2 | (3GBe E>G (3FAd [DA]>[GA,] | (3F>GD (3C<FE D2 D2 |
d>f (3Adf (3afd (3AFD | (3A,DF (3AFd A2 A(3B/2^c/2^d/2 | e>g (3Beg (3bge (3BGE | (3CEG (3CEA [F2D2] [DF] (3A/2B/2c/2 |
d>f (3Adf (3afd (3AFD | (3A,DF (3AFd A2 A G/2F/2 | (3GBe E>G (3FAd [DA]>[GA,] | (3F>GD (3C<FE D2 D2 |]

Three comments

By James Scott Skinner.
From none other than the Skye Collection.

Quite the tune! Very nice indeed, if I do say so myself!

Sounds more of like a hornpipe to me, but I guess there’s some element of strathspeyness to it!

Cheers and… Christmas tunes?!

We play it as a waltz - it fits nicely


Leahy kicks off Track 10 on their CD "In All Things" with this song. They play it more like an air than anything (its played quite freely).