Annotation:Brumley Brae (The)

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X:1 T:Bramley Brae T:Charlie Fleming's M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:A version of the Scots tune "Brumley Brae" K:D d2 cd AFDd| cdAF DFAF| E3 F GFED| C2 AE BEcE| ! d2 cd AFDd|cdAF DFAF|1 Gfgf efed| ecAc d3 c:||2 Gfgf edcB| Acec d3 a||! ^gafd Aa^ga| fdAa ^gafd| eB ~B2 bagf| edcB Aa^ga| ! ^gafd Aa^ga| fdAa ^gafd| eB ~B2 cBAG| FDECD3 a|! ^gafd Aa^ga| fdAa ^gafd| eB ~B2 bagf|edcB AGFE|! D2 cd AFDd|cdAF DFAF|Gfgf efed|cAGE D3 c||!

BRUMLEY BRAE, THE. AKA – "Bramley Brae." AKA and see "John Brain's." Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A popular Scottish session reel composed by William MacPherson (1919–1974). Brumley Brae is a steep hill in Elgin (north-east Scotland) that is situated north-east of the Bow Brig in the direction of Spyme and the road to Burghead and Hopeman, relates Neil (1991). "It was probably a favorite place for picking brambles as the name suggests." Macpherson was a native of Elgin. The tune has some currency among musicians from northern Ireland (Donegal), where it is known as "Charlie Fleming's," probably referring to Chuck Fleming, a onetime member of the JSD Band and Five Hand Reel.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bennett (Willie Macpherson: The Elgin Fiddler), 2006; no. 1, p. 47. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 74, p. 98. Songer and Curley (Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015; p. 43.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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