Annotation:Bonny Lass of Ballantrae (The)

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X:1 T:Bonnie Lass of Ballantrae, The C:Captn. Fraser M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 1 (1844–1845, p. 18) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F d|cFAc dfef|cFAF GDDd|cFAc dfeg|afce f2f:| c|(fc)fa (gc)eg|(f/g/a) gf (ec)ce|fcfa gcgb|afce f2 (fa)| (fc)fa (gc)eg|(f/g/a) gf (ec)cf|(3dcB fd (cF)Ac|dfeg f2f||

BONNY LASS OF BALLANTRAE. AKA - "Bonny Lasses of Ballintra." AKA and see "Lass of Ballintrae (2)," "Lasses o' Ballantrae (The)." Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is credited to "Captain Fraser" (Capt. Simon Fraser of Knockie) by Lowe in his 1844 collection, however, it does not seem to appear in the Fraser collections. It was printed by the Gows in their 4th Repository as "Lass of Ballintrae (2)," with no attribution. County Leitrim piper and fiddler biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) included the reel in vol. 2 of his c. 1883 music copybook collection as "Bonny Lasses of Ballintra," changing the south Ayrshire place-name (Ballintrae) to the village in south County Donegal (Ballintra).

Compare with the Irish "New Post Office (2)" and the Quebec Vieux Reel de Arsène Jarry

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 1), 1844–1845; p. 18. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 206.

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