A Neil Gow strathspey that I heard first on Duncan Chisholm et al’s tribute to Donald Riddell cd. The abc and following notes are from JC tunefinder
HIGHLAND WHISKY. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning. AB (Honeyman, Surenne): AAB (Athole, Gow, Hunter, Kerr, Martin, Skye). Composed by Scottish fiddler Niel Gow on the occasion of the brief banning in 1799 of the distilling of whisky. Source for notated version: fiddler and teacher Jean-Ann Callender (Aberdeen) [Martin]. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 73. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 4, 1817; pg. 26. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; pg. 21. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 127. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 1; Set 8, No. 3, pg. 7. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 26. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2002; pg. 12. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 6. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pgs. 148-149.
It goes well with The Laird of Drumblair………… but then, a nice Highland single malt goes well with any strathspey 🙂
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