X:1 T:Caithness M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Harding's All Round Collection, No. 160 (1905) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G|Bd g2|(a/g/).f/.e/ g2|Bd g2|aAAG|Bd g2|a/g/f/e/ g2|BdAc|BGG:| |:c|Bd dc/B/|ce ed/c/|Bd dc/B/|eAAd|Bd dc/B/|ce ed/c/|Bd Ad/c/|BGG:||
CAITHNESS. AKA and see "Buttered Peas (1)," "Highland Wedding (1)," "Jack's be the Daddy On't," "Reel of Stumpie (The)," "Rosses Highland (The)," "Stumpie." Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Caithness' (in Gaelic, Gallaigh) origins are in the original Pictish division of Cat. The area, which juts into the North Sea at the extreme northeastern corner of Scotland, came under Norse raids toward the end of the first millennium and under Thorfinn the Norse earls of Orkney became earls of Caithness. It was not until 1222 that the Scots under Alexander II completely regained the territory.