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X:1 T:The Bonfire [1] M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin f2|dG3 d3c dG3Bg3|f3d cf3 AF3Ff3|dG3 d3c dG3Bg3|b3ga3^f ~g4g2:| f2|dg3 g4 d3g bg3|f3dc3f A3FF3f|dg3 g4 dg3 g3a|b3ga3^f ~g4 g3a| b3a gb3 f3gd3g|f3d cf3 A3F Ff3|dG3 d3c dG3Bg3|b3ga3^f ~g4g2||

BON(E)FIRE [1], THE. AKA - "Tein'-aigheir air gach beann dhiubh." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This Jacobite oriented tune "was occasioned by the bonfires raised on all the surrounding hills, upon the late General Fraser of Lovat's (the family chief's Gaelic patronymic was MacShimi) election for the County of Inverness, even before his estate was restored to him (forfeited in 1745). "The Bonfire" makes a charming medley with ("The Scolding Wives of Abertarff)" (Fraser). Other Jacobite Fraser family tunes are "Lovat's Restoration," "Lord Lovat Beheaded," "Lord Lovat's Welcome."

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Printed sources : - Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 96, p. 162. Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 64, p. 22. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 193.

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