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X:1 T:Brisk Bob M:C| L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bmin Bc|dB3 f3B FB3 B3c|d3e fedc dA3 A2Bc|dB3 f3B FB3 B3d|e2fg f3e dB3~B2| dB3 f3B FB3 B3c|d3e fedc dA3 A2Bc|Bd3ce3 df3eg3|f3g fedc dB3~B2|| f2|bf3 g3e fd3 B3c|d3e fedc dA3 A3f|bf3 g3e fd3 B3g|fd3 fedc dB3 B3f| b3fg3e f3de3c|dB3 f3B dA3 A2Bc|d3Be3c fd3 g3e|f3F fedc dB3~B2||



BRISK BOB. Scottish, Strathspey (cut tiem). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Attributed to Duncan Mackintyre, or Macintyre (c1767-c1807), by Gow. MacIntyre was a dancing master, fiddler and composer who published his own collection in 1794 in London, where he had moved his practice. Several of his tunes were published by the Gows, although whether he had Perthshire origins and thus was acquainted with the family, or whether he cultivated Niel's sons in London (Andrew, John) or Edinburgh (William, Nathaniel) is unknown.


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Printed sources : - Gow (Complete Repository), Part 1, 1799; p. 38. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 4), 1844–1845; p. 11. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 35, p. 6. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 130.






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