Bodachan a Garidh

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BODACHAN A GAIRIDH. AKA - "Bodachan a Garie," "Merry Old Gardner (The)." Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Gunn, Petrie): AABB'. The tune first appears in fiddler-composer Daniel McLaren's (Taymouth, Perthshire) Collection of Strathspey Reels, etc., published at Edinburgh in 1794. The reel was reprinted by James Aird in 1796 on a page with two other tunes from the McLaren collection, "Dalnaglare's Rant" and "Mr. Will’s Favourite."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 189, p. 71. William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), Glasgow, 1848; pp. 94-95. McLaren (Collection of Strathspey Reels, etc.), 1794. Petrie (A Fourth Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jiggs and Country Dances), c. 1805.

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