Yester House strathspey

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with MacKinnon’s Other Rant (a few times), Michael Rankin’s (a few times), Miss Lyall (a few times) and The Oyster Wife’s Rant (a few times).

Yester House has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Yester House
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
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|:B|e<a a>f g<fe>d|e<a a>g a>ba>f|g>be>g d<gB>e|d<B g>B A2A:|
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Four comments

One of my favourite strathspeys, originally from the Athole Collection, with more of a Cape Breton flavour. Put in all those trills and warbles where ye can, laddies and lassies.

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Thank you for a great tune. It’s the third tune in the Cape Breton medley recorded by Scots fiddler Patsy Reid. You can listen to the generously long clip of it here: http://www.patsyreid.com/clips.html

Re: Yester House

Ian MacDougall plays a cracking version of this in B dorian on the recording "Cape Breton Live: Take 02". Great stuff!

Re: Yester House

Niel Gow claims to have composed it, though according to John Glen it had been published beforehand by Malcolm Macdonald of Dunkeld, however he published the tune in 1792 when Gow was already 65 so it is entirely feasible it was Gow.

the name Yester House refers to a country house, in the parish that the village of Gifford in East Lothian is in.