Braes of Glenorchy (2)

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X:1 T:Braes of Glenorchy [2] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Alexander Mackay – A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes… B:Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay (c. 1822, p. 3) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104487947 N:Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lady Elinor Campbell of Islay and Shawfield. N:Mackay was born c. 1775 and was a fiddler-composer from Islay. Many of his N:tune titles are reflect Islay settings. N:Printed in Glasgow by J. MacFadyen, 30 Wilson St. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion N:The tune is written with one flat, but since there are no B flat notes in the N:composiiton, it effectively is in G mixolydian. K:Gdor c|d2G GAc|d3>cd (f2c)|A2F FAF|BAB (c2f)| d2G GAc|dcd (f2g)|fdf cAF|(G3 G2):| f|gag gfd|(g2g) g2a|fgf fcA|(f2f) f2a| gag gfd|(g2g) g2a|fdf cAF|G2-G G2f| gag gfd|(g2g) g2a|fgf fcA|(f2f) f2a| gag gfd|cde f2g|fdf cAF|G2G G2||



BRAES OF GLENORCHY [2] (Braigh Ghlinn Urchaidh). Scottish, Jig or March (6/8 time). G Mixolydian (Mackay): A Mixolydian (Gunn). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Mackay): AABB (Gunn). Glen Orchy is a long glen in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland, through which runs the River Orchy. Braes is the Scots term for a slope or bank, as in banks of the river. The tune appears first in print in Alexander Mackay's c. 1822 collection. It is an early setting of the jig better known as "Jolly Corkonian (The)" or "Hills of Glenorchy (1)."


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Printed sources : - Gore (A Fiddler's Book of Scottish Jigs), 1997; No. 2, p. 1. William Gunn (Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), 1848; p. 76. Alexander Mackay (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Slow Tunes…Chiefly composed by Alexander Mackay, Musician Islay), c. 1822; p. 3






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