Morag Haig-Thomas strathspey

Also known as Morag Haig Thomas.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Morag Haig-Thomas has been added to 4 tune sets.

Morag Haig-Thomas has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Morag Haig-Thomas
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F<G|A2 F>E D2 d>e|f>ed<B d2F<G|A2 F>E D2 g>f|e<EG>F E2F<G|
A2 F>E D2 d>e|f>ed<B d3A|B>AB<d A<Fd>F|E<DF>E D2 f>g|
a2 f>e d2 f>e|d<BA>F A2f>g|a2 f>e d2 g>f|e<EG>F E2 f>g|
a2 f>e d2 f>e|d<BA>F A3d|B>AB<d A<Fd>F|E<DF>E D2||

Three comments

Morag Haig-Thomas

This tune was composed by the late Scottish fiddler Donald Riddell. Old Blind Dogs play it on their CD "Gab O’ Mey" in a set with Lochanside and it is also featured on a tribute CD titled "A Highland Fiddler" by Duncan Chisholm / Iain MacFarlane / Bruce MacGregor (which interestingly also features two members of OBD - Jonny Hardie and Rory Campbell).

Re: Morag Haig-Thomas

I’ve sometimes seen this tune described as a "slow march" by some. So, I thought I’d check for myself.

In Donald Riddell’s Clunes Collection, it is definitely listed as a strathspey,
So that’s the way it will stay! 🙂

Incidentally, Morag Haig-Thomas is a fine player in her own right and a leading member of The Inverness Fiddlers.

Re: Morag Haig-Thomas

Some of the more "dotty/snappy" marches are difficult to distinguish from strathspeys, or do I mean vice versa?
Good tune, anyway!