Cairngorm Brooch

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X:088 T:The Old Reel B:Flowers of Scottish Melody, 1935 B:J. Davies -- Caledonian Repository (1829) N:Changed from 2/4 to 4/4 Z:Nigel Gatherer M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Gm F|D<GGA G^FGA|BGdG eGdG|C<FFG F=EFG|AFcF dFcF| DGGA G^FGA|BABc dcd=e|fgfd cAFA|BGAF DG G2|| dgga g^fga|bgga bg g2|c<ffg f=efg|affg af f2| dgga bagb|abag f=edc|d=efd cAFA|BGAF DGG|]

CAIRNGORM BROOCH. AKA and see "Old Reel (The)." Scottish, Canadian; Reel. Canada; Cape Breton. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A Scottish variant of the "Flowers of Limerick (1) (The)," "Bunch of Keys (1)" tune family. As "The Old Reel" it can be found in J. Davies' Caledonian Repository (1829). A Caringorm brooch is a pin made of a smoky yellow or brown quartz, used as a gem stone, found in the Cairngorm mountains.

An antique brooch with a cairngorm stone.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cranford (Brenda Stubbert's), 1994; No. 34, p. 12.

Recorded sources: -AMI 92 EMI 94, Ashley MacIssac - "Close to the Floor" (1992, as "Carogoim Broach). Atlantica Music 02 77657 50222 26, Ashley MacIssac - "Atlantic Fiddles" (1994).

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