Braes of Athole (The)

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X:1 % T:Braes of Atholl, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 193) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|cB.A.G B/c/d e/f/g|B>AGB A/A/A A>d|cBAG B/c/d e/f/g|D3B G/G/G G:| |:f|gdBg dgdB|gdBg f2 Ae/f/|gdBg dgdB|c/B/A/G/ F>A G/G/G G2:| |:c|BGBG BG B/c/d|BG B/c/d e/f/g A>c|BG B/c/d e/f/g f/g/a|D3B G/G/G G:| |:f|gdBg dgdB|g/f/e/d/ Bg f2 Ae/f/|gdBg dgdB|c/B/A/G/ FA G/G/G G2:|]

BRAES OF ATHOLE, THE. AKA - "Braes of Atholl." AKA and see "Athol(e) Brae." Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD (Alburger, Bremner, Gow): AABBCCDDEEFF (McGlashan). Northumbrian musician William Vickers' version of "Athole Brae" differs in detail but not in outline, notes musician and researcher Matt Seattle. The melody was first printed by an anonymous publisher in 1734 in the Duke of Perth MS., written by David Young. Glen (1891), however, could only find the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Robert Bremner's collection. Multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria, also included it in his large 1840 music manuscript collection.

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Printed sources : - Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 17, p. 38. Bremner (Scots Reels), 1757; pp. 78-79 (appears as "Braes of Athol"). Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 463. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 2), 1802; p. 18. McGlashan (Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1780/81; p. 15. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 301.

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