Banks of Loch Ness (The)
Back to Banks of Loch Ness (The)
BANKS OF LOCH NESS (Bruachan Loch Nis, Bruachan Loch Neish). Scottish, Slow Strathspey or Air. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole): AAB (Athole, Fraser, Hunter, Martin). Also a song. "The words and music of the Banks of Loch Ness are the composition of a very obscure individual, whom the editor remembers, and are descriptive of the natural beauties which adorn that part of the country, forming a very interesting subject for the genuine poet or landscape painter" (Fraser).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 128. Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1874; No. 16, p. 6. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 164. Laybourn (Köhlers’ Violin Repository Part Third), 1885; p. 196. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2), 1853; p. 65. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 4, 1991; p. 19. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 167. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 189.