The Quarff Lasses strathspey

Also known as The Quarff Lassies.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Quarff Lasses has been added to 1 tune set.

The Quarff Lasses has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Quarff Lasses
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
E|(3FGF E>F D2d2|d>cA<B c3F|E2C2 C>DE<C|F>DE<C A,3E|
(3FGF E>F D2d2|d>cA<B c3F|E2C2 C>DE<C|F>DE<C D3:|
D|D>A (3AGA G>FE<C|D>EF<G A4|D>A (3AGA G>FE<C|D>CA,<C D3D|
D>A (3AGA G>FE<C|D>EF<G A3c|d>c (3AcA B>GA>E|D>CA,<C D3||
E|(3FGF E>F D2d2|d>cA<B c3F|E2C2 C>DE<C|F>DE<C A,3E|
(3FGF E>F D2d2|d>cA<B c3F|E2C2 C>DE<C|F>DE<C D3||
X: 2
T: The Quarff Lasses
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G E3B|
(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G A3:|
A|A>e (3ede d>cB<G|A>Bc<d e4|A>e (3ede d>cB<G|A>GE<G A3A|
A>e (3ede d>cB<G|A>Bc<d e3g|a>g (3ege f>de>c|A>GE<G A3||
B|(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G E3B|
(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G A3||

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The Quarff Lasses

I learned this beautiful tune off the Shetland group Filska’s debut album released 10 years ago. It was written by Joyce Reid, who appears as a guest on the recording, for the original members of the group: Jenna and Bethany Reid, and Gemman Wilson. It seems the lasses recorded it on their latest album too.

As a flute player, I’ve learned and play the tune in a different key:

K: Ador
B|(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G E3B|
(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G A3:|
A|A>e (3ede d>cB<G|A>Bc<d e4|A>e (3ede d>cB<G|A>GE<G A3A|
A>e (3ede d>cB<G|A>Bc<d e3g|a>g (3ege f>de>c|A>GE<G A3||
B|(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G E3B|
(3cdc B>c A2a2|a>ge<f g3c|B2G2 G>AB<G|c>AB<G A3||

It still sounds gorgeous in this key.