Gan Ainm strathspey

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One setting

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
E>A A/A/A B/c/d e<a|E<AA>c B>AB2|E>A A/A/A B/c/d e>d|e/f/g d>g B>AG<B:|
e<aa>f g>ef>d|e<aa>f g>ef2|e<aa>f g>ef>d|e/f/g d>g B>AG<B:|

Two comments

Sounds Familiar?

This is a mighty little strathspey from Brenda Stubbert’s fiddle playing recorded on "The Heart of Cape Breton," a compilation album of live C.B. music. She nearly lifts the roof off the concert hall playing it. It’s untitled, but I guess it was originally a melody taken from puirt a beul.

The second part of the tune might sound familiar to some of you, and in fact the very similar phrases appear in several Irish reels. The most well-known among them is probably the Merry Sisters of Fate, whose two-part setting is known as the Shepherd’s Daughter. I suspect they are both derived from this Scots tune: Less known tunes with a similar second part is the Flowers of Red Mill (aka. Anderson’s) and the reel associated with Dermot Grogan: You might kwow some others.

Anyway, this strathspey will work as a nice introduction to many Ador reels. Enjoy!

I actually find it easier to play the first bar like this: E>A ~A2 B>de<a|…