The Braes Of Auchtertyre strathspey

Also known as The Braes O’ Auchtertyre, Braes Of Auchentyre, The Braes Of Auchentyre, Braes Of Auchertyre, The Braes Of Auchertyre, Braes Of Auchintyre, The Braes Of Auchintyre, The Braes Of Auchtentyre, Braes Of Auchtetyre.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Rothiemurchus Rant (lots of times), Glengarry’s Dirk (a few times) and Rakish Paddy (a few times).

The Braes Of Auchtertyre has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Braes Of Auchtertyre
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3DDD D>G F<AA>B | d>ef>e d>B A2 | (3BBB B>^A B2 b2 | a<dg>f e2- e>d |
D3 E F<A-A>B | defe d>BA<d | B<dA<d G<dF<d | f/e/d/c/ d>F E2 D2 ||
f>ga>b a<fd>a | b>ge>a f<ed>A | (3BBB B>^A B2 b2 | a<dg>f e2- e>g |
(3fff a>b a<f d2 | (3bag e2 (3fed A2 | B<dA<d G<d F2 | f/e/d/c/ d>F E2 D2 |]
X: 2
T: The Braes Of Auchtertyre
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
R: reel
|: G, |C/C/C C2 EGGB | c2 ed cAAG | A/A/A AG A2 Aa | gecd ed d2 |
CB, C/D/E ~G3 A | cded cA (3AAA | A/B/c Gc FdEc | edcB c3 :|
|: d |e ~g3 gedc | fedc eccG | A/A/A AG A/A/A Aa | gecd ed d/d/d |
egga g ~e3 | fedc e ~c3 | AcGc FdEc | edcB c3 :|
X: 3
T: The Braes Of Auchtertyre
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A,2 A,D C<EE>F | A>Bc>B A>FE<A | F<FF>E F2 Ff | e<Ad>c B2 A2 |
A,3 D C<E-E>F | A>Bc>B c/B/A/G/ A>E | F>AE>A D>AC>A | c/B/A/G/ A>C B,2 A,>d ||
c>de>f e>cAe | f/e/d/c/ B>d c>B A2 | F<f-f>e f2 fg/a/ | e>Ad>c B2 A>d |
c2 e>f e2 Ae | f/e/d/c/ Bd c>BA>E | F>AE>A D>AC>A | c/B/A/G/ AC B,2 A,2 |]
X: 4
T: The Braes Of Auchtertyre
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G,/ |C2 C>F E<GG>A | c>de>d c>AG<c | (3AAA A>G A2 a2 | g>cf>e d2 c2 |
C3 F E<GG>A | c>de>d c>AG<c | A>cG>c F>cE>c | d>Bc<E D2 C3/ ||
f/ |e>fg>a g>ec>g | a>fe>g e>dc>G | (3AAA a>g a2 (3abc’ | e<cf>e d2 c>f |
e>fg>a g>ec>g | afdg e>dc>G | A>cG>c F>cE>c | d/c/B/A/ c<E D2 C3/ |]
X: 5
T: The Braes Of Auchtertyre
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
R: reel
G, |C2 CF EGGA | cded cAGc | ~A3 ^G ~A3 a | gcfe ~d3 c |
C ~F3 E ~G3 | cded cAGc | AcGc FcEc | dBcE D2 C ||
f |efga gecg | afeg edcG | ~A2 ag ~a3 c’ | ecfe ~d3 f |
efga g ~e3 | afdf e ~c3 | AcGc FcEc | dBcE D2 C |]

Fourteen comments

“The Braes of Auchtertyre’ ~ relativity

This melody is also recorded in the 1700’s as a reel and is also played as such in the present tense. It is played in the keys of C, D and A Major…

It is also relative to the following other entries, all reels, in order of appearance on this site:

"Miss Monaghan" ~ reel
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on December 30th 2001 by Josh Kane.
https://thesession.org/tunes/471

"The Belles Of Tipperary" / "The New Policeman" ~ reel
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on June 16th 2002 by Mad Baloney.
https://thesession.org/tunes/769

"Billy in the Lowground" / "Lizzy In The Lowground"
Key signature: G Dorian
Submitted on July 26th 2005 by frisbee.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4782

"Billy in the Lowground" ~ reel
Key signature: C Major
Submitted on October 30th 2005 by Unseen122.

“The Braes of Auchtertyre’ ~ other relatives

Richard Robinson’s notation of the reel in D Major:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/info/RRTuneBk/gettune/0000015a.html

Nigel Gatherer’s as a strathspey in C:

~ for two ABC versions, both in C:
http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/gen.html

~ for dots, mandolin tab and midi in C and some context:
http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/tab/tab8/bauch.html

"The Braes of Auchtertyre was first published in Stewart’s Collection of the Newest and Best Reels and Country Dances (c. 1761) and later transposed to the key of A and played as a strathspey. ~ The tune has travelled in its lifetime; it’s played in the Old Time and Bluegrass circles in the US as Billy In the Lowground, and it also made it across to Ireland, where it is played as The Belles of Tipperary or Beaus of Albany. ~ "

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz
The Braes o’ Auchtertyre [1] & [2] ~ C, D & A & usual context

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/BRAB_BRAM.htm

“The Braes of Auchtertyre” ~ some collections

Kerr’s / The Athole Collection / Scott Skinner’s Harp & Claymore / Gow’s Complete Repository ~

"Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes" / "Ryan’s Mammoth Collection" ~

"Jerry Holland’s Collection of Fiddle Tunes"
ISBN: 0786613831 ~ Cranford Publications
http://www.cranfordpub.com/
http://www.cranfordpub.com/books/holland.htm

"The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island" ~ Ken Perlman
ISBN: 0786603631
Book and CD ~ containing over 425 reels, jigs, set-tunes, waltzes, marches, strathspeys, and airs transcribed from field recordings of the island’s traditional fiddlers ~ including notes, history, photos, and biographies…
Mel Bay - 02-95393BCD, 1996

"The Fiddler’s Tune-Book: Reels & Rants, Flings & Fancies"
compiled and edited by Peter Kennedy
Dave Mallinson Publications ~ http://www.mally.com/
ISBN: 1-899512-48-9

“The Braes of Auchtertyre’ ~ a higher option

B-part, measures 3 & 4:

~ | B2 b>^a b2 d’2 | f<dg>f e2 d<g |
~ or ~
~ | (3BBB b>a b2 (3bc’d’ | f2 (3gfe (3eee d2 |

“The Braes of Auchtertyre’ ~ a slow strathspey in A Major

K: A Major
A,2 A,D C<EE>F | A>Bc>B A>FE<A | F<FF>E F2 Ff | e<Ad>c B2 A2 |
A,3 D C<E-E>F | A>Bc>B c/B/A/G/ A>E | F>AE>A D>AC>A | c/B/A/G/ A>C B,2 A,>d ||
c>de>f e>cAe | f/e/d/c/ B>d c>B A2 | F<f-f>e f2 fg/a/ | e>Ad>c B2 A>d |
c2 e>f e2 Ae | f/e/d/c/ Bd c>BA>E | F>AE>A D>AC>A | c/B/A/G/ AC B,2 A,2 ||

Note: based on and mostly following:
"Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor",1898
William C. Honeyman
Reprint: Dragonfly Music, 1988

“Strathspey Players Past and Present” ~ William C. Honeyman, 1922

http://www.cyberscotia.com/
http://www.cyberscotia.com/ogmios/texts/honeyman/strathspey-players/strathspey-players.html

"THE Strathspey is to Scotland what the jig is to Ireland, the contra dance or the hornpipe to England, the Czardas to Hungary, the Tarantelle to Italy, or the Cachucha to Spain—it enshrines the gayest spirit and life of the nation. Fleming of Saltoun gave a very high place to the song writers of a nation; he might at the same time have given a lift to the makers of a nation’s dance tunes, for these can influence human beings when the awe of kings and armies would fail." ~ ~ ~

“The Braes of Auchtertyre’ ~ in C Major

In C Major, these takes are based on Kerr’s Merry Melodies and The Athole Collection, strathspey first followed by a reel setting with some rolls/crans jimmied as possible choices:

R: strathspey
K: C Major
G, |
C2 C>F E<GG>A | c>de>d c>AG<c | (3AAA A>G A2 a2 | g>cf>e d2 c2 |
C3 F E<GG>A | c>de>d c>AG<c | A>cG>c F>cE>c | d>Bc<E D2 C>f ||
e>fg>a g>ec>g | a>fe>g e>dc>G | (3AAA a>g a2 (3abc’ | e<cf>e d2 c>f |
e>fg>a g>ec>g | afdg e>dc>G | A>cG>c F>cE>c | d/c/B/A/ c<E D2 C ||


R: reel
K: C Major
G, |
C2 CF EGGA | cded cAGc | ~A3 ^G ~A3 a | gcfe ~d3 c |
C ~F3 E ~G3 | cded cAGc | AcGc FcEc | dBcE D2 C ||
f |
efga gecg | afeg edcG | ~A2 ag ~a3 c’ | ecfe ~d3 f |
efga g ~e3 | afdf e ~c3 | AcGc FcEc | dBcE D2 C ||

“Billy in the Lowground” ~ reel ~ ‘relativity’ above, the link missed:

Key signature: C Major
Submitted on October 30th 2005 by Unseen122.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5135

“The Mohill” / “Cronin’s” reel ~ nice tie in, definitely in the family

Key signature: C Major
Submitted on December 31st 2004 by Dow.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4030

Thanks for the direction. I like it…

“The Braes Of Auchtertyre” ~ another reel setting in C

K: C Major
|: G, |
(3CCC C2 EGGB | c2 ed cAAG | (3AAA AG A2 Aa | gecd ed d2 |
CB, (3CDE ~G3 A | cded cA (3AAA | (3ABc Gc FdEc | edcB c3 :|
|: d |
e ~g3 gedc | fedc eccG | (3AAA AG (3AAA Aa | gecd ed (3ddd |
egga g ~e3 | fedc e ~c3 | AcGc FdEc | edcB c3 :|

I like it. Very antique.

This tune is in the Gunn Book (Fermanagh 1865) as a reel ‘The Braes of Auchintyre’ in key of D.
I also know it as an air, strathspey and reel in the key of C - I think either Angus Chisholm or Bill Lamey recorded it as a reel in C